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.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for MSI. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 102, implying potential capital gains of 12.08 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 70, which equates to a potential downside 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.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 0 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is -5.56 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised downwards by -0.1 percent, compared to last month. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 0.6 percent.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 0 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 2 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

The growth rate of MSI's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 34.08 percent. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. The PEG ratio of MSI is 0.74.

MSI has a 52-week high of 92.67 and a 52-week low of 68.36. Currently the stock is 33.13 percent higher than its 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 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.