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.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for PRLB. The most optimistic price target was 59, which equates to a potential upside of -20.32 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 45, implying a possible loss of -39.23 percent. Note that investment analysts can be biased in their reporting on companies's ratings and price targets.

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. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 0 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

PRLB has an estimated earnings growth rate of 14.51 percent as forecasted by analysts. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, 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, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers 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 below the high by 0.87 percent. 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 market cap of PRLB is $1.89 billion. PRLB is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.