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 highest price target was 22, implying a possible profit of 15.73 percent. The minimum price target given was 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.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 2.94 percent. That number becomes 2.94 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 0 percent. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 0 percent.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their 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, compared to 0 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

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. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers 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. Today's price is 64.45 percent above the 52-week low, and below the high by 4.52 percent. MFS has a price/earnings 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 stock has a market capitalization of $1.98 billion. MFS is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.