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, implying potential capital gains of 21.7 percent. The minimum price target given was 59, implying potential capital losses of -6.75 percent. One must be careful with overanalyzing price targets and ratings due to possible conflicts of interest among the analysts releasing them.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates downwards for this quarter, by about -0.53 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 downwards by -0.14 percent, compared to last month. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 0 percent.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 2 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 6 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Also over the last month, 3 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, compared to 6 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

The growth rate of PNR's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 54.26 percent. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the 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, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. PNR has a PEG ratio of 0.51.

In the last 52-weeks, PNR has achieved a high of 69.03 and a low of 53.80. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 17.6 percent, and below the high by 8.34 percent. 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.