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.

A number of analysts gave price targets for WBC. The most optimistic price target was 155, which equates to a potential upside of 12.64 percent. The minimum price target given was 115, implying potential capital losses 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. That number becomes 4.55 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 4.78 percent, as compared to a month ago. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 4.96 percent in FY estimates.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. Over the past month, 8 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 0 analysts revised their estimates downwards. During this time, 10 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, compared to 0 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

Analysts estimate earnings of WBC to grow at a rate of 4.32 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, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. WBC has a PEG ratio of 5.31.

WBC has traded between a high of 144.98 and a low of 96.10 over the past year. Currently the stock is 43.19 percent higher than its low, and below the high by 5.08 percent. WBC has a P/E 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 is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.