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 highest price target was 59, which equates to a potential upside of -20.32 percent. The lowest price target was 45, which equates to a potential downside of -39.23 percent. It is crucial to not blindly accept any price targets or stock ratings, because many analysts have it in their best interest to give positive coverage of certain stocks.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 0 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days 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.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. 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.

Analysts estimate earnings of PRLB to grow at a rate of 14.51 percent. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. The PEG ratio of PRLB is 3.07.

PRLB has a 52-week high of 74.70 and a 52-week low of 43.10. Currently the stock is 71.81 percent higher than its low, and below the high by 0.87 percent. PRLB has a price/earnings 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's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.