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.

A number of analysts gave price targets for MWA. The maximum price target given was 16, implying a possible profit of 39.25 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 12, implying a possible loss 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.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 0 percent. That number becomes -11.11 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 upwards by 0 percent, as compared to a month ago. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -7.21 percent in FY estimates.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 2 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

MWA has an estimated earnings growth rate of 39.14 percent as forecasted by analysts. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. The PEG ratio of MWA is 0.91.

MWA has a 52-week high of 14.20 and a 52-week 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.