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.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for OA. The maximum price target given was 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. 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.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 0.35 percent. That number becomes 0 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 0.08 percent, compared to last month. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -1.23 percent.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the 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 made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

The growth rate of OA's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 26.23 percent. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. 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. The PEG ratio of OA is 0.81.

OA has a 52-week high of 105.09 and a 52-week low of 67.04. Currently the stock is 53.06 percent higher than its low, and 2.36 percent lower than its 52-week high. OA has a P/E 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.