Analyst Ratings for Teleflex Inc. (TFX)

Updated: 2017-07-27

Teleflex Inc. (NYSE:TFX) was awarded an average rating of Overweight from investment analysts following the stock. TFX had previously received a consensus rating of Overweight a month ago.

A buy rating was issued by 8 analysts, 0 gave an overweight rating, 4 issued a hold rating, 0 gave an underweight rating, and 0 issued a sell rating. Today, there are 0 more analysts optimistic about the company future as compared with 90 days ago. Over the same time period, there has been an increase of 0 in the number of analysts with a negative outlook on the stock.

A number of analysts gave price targets for TFX. The maximum price target given was 236, implying a possible profit of 12.13 percent. The minimum price target given was 212, which equates to a potential downside of 0.73 percent. One must be careful with overanalyzing price targets and ratings due to possible conflicts of interest among the analysts releasing them.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 0 percent on average, compared to last month. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is -9.33 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 0 percent, as compared to a month ago. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 0.74 percent.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. Over the past month, 2 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. Also over the last month, 2 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 0 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

TFX has an estimated earnings growth rate of 67.24 percent as forecasted by analysts. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. The PEG ratio of TFX is 0.65.

TFX has a 52-week high of 216.37 and a 52-week low of 136.53. Currently the stock is 54.16 percent higher than its low, and below the high by 2.73 percent. TFX has a price/earnings ratio of 43.45. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The TFX value stock report compares TFX to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of TFX is $9.54 billion. TFX will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.