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.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for MWA. The highest price target 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. One must be careful with overanalyzing price targets and ratings due to possible conflicts of interest among the analysts releasing them.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 0 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is -11.11 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 0 percent, compared to last month. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -7.21 percent.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 0 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 2 analysts decreased their estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of MWA to grow at a rate of 39.14 percent. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. MWA has a PEG ratio of 0.91.

In the last 52-weeks, MWA has achieved a high of 14.20 and a low of 10.45. Currently the stock is 9.95 percent higher than its low, and 19.08 percent lower than its 52-week 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 will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.