Analyst Ratings for Pentair PLC (PNR)

Updated: 2017-07-29

Shares of Pentair PLC (NYSE:PNR) have received a consensus rating of Hold from Wall Street analysts. PNR had previously received a consensus rating of Hold a month ago.

A buy rating was issued by 5 analysts, 0 issued an overweight rating, 13 gave a hold rating, 1 gave an underweight rating, and 2 issued a sell rating. Today, there are 1 more analysts optimistic about the company future as compared with 90 days ago. During this time, the number of analysts bearish on the stock has increased by 1.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for PNR. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 77, which equates to a potential upside of 21.7 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 59, which equates to a potential downside of -6.75 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.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates downwards by an average of -0.53 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is 0 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed downwards by -0.14 percent. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 0 percent in FY estimates.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 2 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 6 analysts made negative revisions. Also over the last month, 3 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 6 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

PNR has an estimated earnings growth rate of 54.26 percent as forecasted by analysts. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. The PEG ratio of PNR is 0.51.

PNR has traded between a high of 69.03 and a low of 53.80 over the past year. Currently the stock is 17.6 percent higher than its low, and 8.34 percent below the high. PNR has a price/earnings ratio of 27.49. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The PNR value stock report compares PNR to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of PNR is $11.34 billion. PNR's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.