Analyst Ratings for Orbital ATK Inc. (OA)

Updated: 2017-07-29

Orbital ATK Inc. (NYSE:OA) was awarded an average rating of Overweight from investment analysts following the stock. Last month, OA received an average rating of Overweight.

Of the 12 analysts covering the stock, 8 gave it a buy rating, 1 gave an overweight rating, 3 gave a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 0 issued a sell rating. Over the past 90 days, the number of analysts that are bullish on the stock has decreased by 1. Over the same time period, there has been an increase of 0 in the number of analysts with a negative outlook on the stock.

Several price targets were given for OA by the analysts covering the stock. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 120, implying a possible profit of 16.95 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 106, implying a possible loss of 3.3 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some stocks.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 0.35 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 0 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 0.08 percent, compared to last month. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -1.23 percent in FY estimates.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. Over the past month, 1 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. Also over the last month, 1 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of OA to grow at a rate of 26.23 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. 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, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. OA has a PEG ratio of 0.81.

OA has a 52-week high of 105.09 and a 52-week low of 67.04. Today's price is 53.06 percent above the 52-week low, and below the high by 2.36 percent. OA has a price/earnings ratio of 21.32. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The OA value stock report compares OA to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $5.88 billion. OA will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.