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 highest price target was 236, which equates to a potential upside of 12.13 percent. The lowest price target was 212, implying potential capital losses of 0.73 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some stocks.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 0 percent on average, compared to last month. That number becomes -9.33 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. 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, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. Also over the last month, 2 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.

TFX has an estimated earnings growth rate of 67.24 percent as forecasted by analysts. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. TFX has a PEG ratio of 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 2.73 percent lower than its 52-week high. 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's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.