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 maximum price target given was 59, implying potential capital gains of -20.32 percent. The minimum price target given was 45, which equates to a potential downside of -39.23 percent. Note that investment analysts can be biased in their reporting on companies's ratings and price targets.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 0 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is 0 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 0 percent. 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 revised their estimates downwards. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.

PRLB has an estimated earnings growth rate of 14.51 percent as forecasted by analysts. People on Wall Street often look at a company's 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, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. PRLB has a PEG ratio of 3.07.

PRLB has traded between a high of 74.70 and a low of 43.10 over the past year. Currently the stock is 71.81 percent higher than its 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 market cap of PRLB is $1.89 billion. PRLB will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.