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 most optimistic price target was 16, implying potential capital gains of 39.25 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 12, implying a possible loss of 4.44 percent. Many analysts are not unbiased in their coverage of stocks, including price targets and stock ratings, so care must be taken in interpreting numbers released by them.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average 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. 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 made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. 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.

Analysts estimate earnings of MWA to grow at a rate of 39.14 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. 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. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. 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. Today's price is 9.95 percent above the 52-week low, and 19.08 percent below the high. MWA has a P/E 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's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.