Analyst Ratings for Mueller Water Products Inc. (MWA)

Updated: 2017-07-27

Analysts covering Mueller Water Products Inc. (NYSE:MWA) have given it a consensus rating of Overweight. A consensus rating of Overweight was previously issued for MWA last month.

12 analysts issued ratings on the stock, where 8 gave MWA a buy rating, 0 issued an overweight rating, 4 issued a hold rating, 0 issued 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. Over the same time period, there has been an increase of 0 in the number of analysts with a negative outlook on the stock.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for MWA. The maximum price target given was 16, which equates to a potential upside of 39.25 percent. The lowest price target was 12, which equates to a potential downside of 4.44 percent. Note that investment analysts can be biased in their reporting on companies's ratings and price targets.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 0 percent on average, compared to last month. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is -11.11 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 0 percent, as compared to a month ago. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -7.21 percent.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 0 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 2 analysts decreased their estimates.

The growth rate of MWA's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 39.14 percent. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. MWA has a PEG ratio of 0.91.

In the trailing 52-weeks, MWA hit 14.20 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 10.45. Today's price is 9.95 percent above the 52-week low, and 19.08 percent below the high. MWA has a price/earnings ratio of 35.55. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The MWA value stock report compares MWA to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $1.82 billion. MWA is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.