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, implying a possible profit of -20.32 percent. The minimum price target given was 45, which equates to a potential downside of -39.23 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 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.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their 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 decreased their 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. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, 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. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 71.81 percent, 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 will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.