Analyst Ratings for Proto Labs Inc. (PRLB)

Updated: 2017-07-27

Shares of Proto Labs Inc. (NYSE:PRLB) have received a consensus rating of Hold from Wall Street analysts. PRLB had previously received a consensus rating of Hold a month ago.

6 analysts issued ratings on the stock, where 1 gave PRLB a buy rating, 0 issued an overweight rating, 5 issued a hold rating, 0 gave an underweight rating, and 0 gave a sell rating. Over the past 90 days, the number of analysts that are bullish on the stock has increased by 0. During this time, the number of analysts bearish on the stock has decreased by 1.

Several price targets were given for PRLB by the analysts covering the stock. The highest price target was 59, implying potential capital gains of -20.32 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 45, which equates to a potential downside of -39.23 percent. One must be careful with overanalyzing price targets and ratings due to possible conflicts of interest among the analysts releasing them.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 0 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 percent, compared to last month. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 1.52 percent in FY estimates.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 0 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 0 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

The growth rate of PRLB's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 14.51 percent. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. PRLB has a PEG ratio of 3.07.

In the trailing 52-weeks, PRLB hit 74.70 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 43.10. Today's price is 71.81 percent above the 52-week low, and 0.87 percent below the high. PRLB has a P/E ratio of 44.5. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The PRLB value stock report compares PRLB to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $1.89 billion. PRLB is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.