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, implying potential capital gains of 16.95 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 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.

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. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 0.08 percent. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -1.23 percent.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. Over the past month, 1 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 0 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Over the same time period, 1 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, 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. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. The PEG ratio of OA is 0.81.

In the trailing 52-weeks, OA hit 105.09 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 67.04. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 53.06 percent, 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's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.