Analyst Ratings for Nord Anglia Education Inc. (NORD)

Updated: 2017-07-27

Analysts covering Nord Anglia Education Inc. (NYSE:NORD) have given it a consensus rating of Hold. A consensus rating of Hold was previously issued for NORD last month.

A buy rating was issued by 0 analysts, 0 issued an overweight rating, 7 issued a hold rating, 0 gave an underweight rating, and 0 issued a sell rating. Compared to three months ago, there has been an decrease of 2 in the number of analysts with a positive outlook on the stock. Over the same time period, there has been an decrease of 1 in the number of analysts with a negative outlook on the stock.

Several price targets were given for NORD by the analysts covering the stock. The highest price target was 32.5, implying potential capital gains of -0.61 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 32, implying a possible loss of -2.14 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.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates downwards by an average of -4.17 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is -15 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 0 percent.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 1 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 1 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of NORD to grow at a rate of 32.04 percent. Another measure frequently examined by investors is 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, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. The PEG ratio of NORD is 2.

NORD has traded between a high of 33.11 and a low of 20.08 over the past year. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 62.85 percent, and 1.24 percent below the high. NORD has a price/earnings ratio of 64.12. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The NORD value stock report compares NORD to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $3.41 billion. NORD will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.