Analyst Ratings for Motorola Solutions Inc. (MSI)

Updated: 2017-07-29

Shares of Motorola Solutions Inc. (NYSE:MSI) have received a consensus rating of Overweight from Wall Street analysts. A consensus rating of Overweight was previously issued for MSI last month.

Of the 18 analysts covering the stock, 8 gave it a buy rating, 2 issued an overweight rating, 7 issued a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 1 gave a sell rating. Over the past 90 days, the number of analysts that are bullish on the stock has increased by 2. Meanwhile, the number of analysts pessimistic about the company has increased by 0.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for MSI. The most optimistic price target was 102, implying a possible profit of 12.08 percent. The lowest price target was 70, which equates to a potential downside of -23.09 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 0 percent. That number becomes -5.56 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 downwards by -0.1 percent. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 0.6 percent in FY estimates.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, compared to 2 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

The growth rate of MSI's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 34.08 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. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. MSI has a PEG ratio of 0.74.

MSI has traded between a high of 92.67 and a low of 68.36 over the past year. Today's price is 33.13 percent above the 52-week low, and below the high by 1.79 percent. MSI has a P/E ratio of 25.14. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The MSI value stock report compares MSI to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $15.07 billion. MSI will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.