Analyst Ratings for Minerals Technologies Inc. (MTX)

Updated: 2017-07-27

Minerals Technologies Inc. (NYSE:MTX) was awarded an average rating of Buy from investment analysts following the stock. About 30 days ago, MTX was issued an average rating of Buy.

4 analysts issued ratings on the stock, where 3 gave MTX a buy rating, 0 issued an overweight rating, 1 gave a hold rating, 0 gave an underweight rating, and 0 gave a sell rating. Over the past 90 days, the number of analysts that are bullish on the stock has increased by 0. Meanwhile, the number of analysts pessimistic about the company has increased by 0.

A number of analysts gave price targets for MTX. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 90, implying a possible profit of 24.91 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 80, implying a possible loss of 11.03 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. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is -4.26 percent. 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 -0.63 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, while 0 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 0 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

The growth rate of MTX's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 21.08 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. The PEG ratio of MTX is 0.9.

MTX has traded between a high of 83.85 and a low of 63.55 over the past year. Today's price is 13.38 percent above the 52-week low, and 14.07 percent lower than its 52-week high. MTX has a P/E ratio of 19.01. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The MTX value stock report compares MTX to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $2.6 billion. MTX is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.