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.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for PNR. The highest price target was 77, implying a possible profit of 21.7 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 59, implying potential capital losses 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.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of -0.53 percent. That number becomes 0 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised downwards by -0.14 percent, as compared to a month ago. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 0 percent in FY estimates.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 2 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, which can be compared to the 6 analysts that decreased their estimates. Over the same time period, 3 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 6 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of PNR to grow at a rate of 54.26 percent. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, 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, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. PNR has a PEG ratio of 0.51.

PNR has traded between a high of 69.03 and a low of 53.80 over the past year. 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 P/E 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.