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.

A number of analysts gave price targets for MSI. The highest price target was 102, implying potential capital gains of 12.08 percent. The lowest price target was 70, implying a possible loss of -23.09 percent. Some investors take price targets and stock ratings with a grain of salt, knowing that some analysts can have indirect business with the stocks they cover.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 0 percent on average, compared to last month. That number becomes -5.56 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised downwards by -0.1 percent, as compared to a month ago. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 0.6 percent in FY estimates.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 0 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, 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, while 2 analysts decreased their estimates.

MSI has an estimated earnings growth rate of 34.08 percent as forecasted by analysts. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. 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, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. The PEG ratio of MSI is 0.74.

MSI has traded between a high of 92.67 and a low of 68.36 over the past year. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 33.13 percent, and 1.79 percent lower than its 52-week high. 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 market cap of MSI is $15.07 billion. MSI is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.