Analyst Ratings for WABCO Holdings Inc. (WBC)Updated: 2017-07-29
Shares of WABCO Holdings Inc. (NYSE:WBC) have received a consensus rating of Overweight from Wall Street analysts. A consensus rating of Overweight was previously issued for WBC last month.
A buy rating was issued by 9 analysts, 1 issued an overweight rating, 6 issued a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 1 issued a sell rating. Over the past 90 days, the number of analysts that are bullish on the stock has decreased by 1. Over the same time period, there has been an increase of 1 in the number of analysts with a negative outlook on the stock.
WBC was given price targets by several analysts. The maximum price target given was 155, implying a possible profit of 12.64 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 115, implying a possible loss of -16.43 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.
In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 4.18 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is 4.55 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 4.78 percent, as compared to a month ago. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 4.96 percent.
Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. Over the past month, 8 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. Over the same time period, 10 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 0 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.
WBC has an estimated earnings growth rate of 4.32 percent as forecasted by analysts. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. The PEG ratio of WBC is 5.31.
In the last 52-weeks, WBC has achieved a high of 144.98 and a low of 96.10. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 43.19 percent, and below the high by 5.08 percent. WBC has a price/earnings ratio of 22.94. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The WBC value stock report compares WBC to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of WBC is $7.38 billion. WBC's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.