Analyst Ratings for Manitowoc Foodservice Inc (MFS)

Updated: 2017-02-14

Shares of Manitowoc Foodservice Inc (NYSE:MFS) have received a consensus rating of Overweight from Wall Street analysts. Last month, MFS received an average rating of Overweight.

7 analysts issued ratings on the stock, where 4 gave MFS a buy rating, 0 issued an overweight rating, 3 gave a hold rating, 0 gave an underweight rating, and 0 issued a sell rating. Compared to three months ago, there has been an increase of 2 in the number of analysts with a positive outlook on the stock. During this time, the number of analysts bearish on the stock has increased by 0.

A number of analysts gave price targets for MFS. The maximum price target given was 22, which equates to a potential upside of 15.73 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 18, which equates to a potential downside of -5.31 percent. One must be careful with overanalyzing price targets and ratings due to possible conflicts of interest among the analysts releasing them.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 2.94 percent on average, compared to last month. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is 2.94 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 0 percent, compared to last month. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 0 percent in FY estimates.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 1 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 0 analysts revised their estimates downwards. During this time, 1 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.

The growth rate of MFS's earnings is estimated by analysts to be -3.89 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. The PEG ratio of MFS is -5.47.

In the trailing 52-weeks, MFS hit 19.91 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 11.56. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 64.45 percent, and 4.52 percent below the high. MFS has a P/E ratio of 21.27. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The MFS value stock report compares MFS to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of MFS is $1.98 billion. MFS will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.