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.

MFS was given price targets by several analysts. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 22, which equates to a potential upside of 15.73 percent. The lowest price target was 18, implying a possible loss of -5.31 percent. Many analysts are not unbiased in their coverage of stocks, including price targets and stock ratings, so care must be taken in interpreting numbers released by them.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 2.94 percent on average, compared to last month. That number becomes 2.94 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. 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.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 1 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 0 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Also over the last month, 1 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 0 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of MFS to grow at a rate of -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, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. MFS has a PEG ratio of -5.47.

In the last 52-weeks, MFS has achieved a high of 19.91 and a low of 11.56. Currently the stock is 64.45 percent higher than its low, 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's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.