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 highest price target was 120, which equates to a potential upside of 16.95 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 106, which equates to a potential downside 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. 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.

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, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. Also over the last month, 1 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, compared to 0 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

The growth rate of OA's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 26.23 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, 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, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. OA has a PEG ratio of 0.81.

In the last 52-weeks, OA has achieved a high of 105.09 and a low of 67.04. Currently the stock is 53.06 percent higher than its low, and 2.36 percent below the 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's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.