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.
Many analysts weighed in on price targets for WBC. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 155, implying potential capital gains of 12.64 percent. The lowest price target was 115, which equates to a potential downside of -16.43 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some stocks.
Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change 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. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 4.78 percent, compared to last month. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 4.96 percent.
People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 8 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. Also over the last month, 10 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 0 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.
The growth rate of WBC's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 4.32 percent. Another measure frequently examined by investors is 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. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers 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. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 43.19 percent, and 5.08 percent below the high. 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 stock has a market capitalization of $7.38 billion. WBC's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.