Analyst Ratings for W. P. Carey Inc. (WPC)

Updated: 2017-07-26

Shares of W. P. Carey Inc. (NYSE:WPC) have received a consensus rating of Hold from Wall Street analysts. About 30 days ago, WPC was issued an average rating of Underweight.

1 analysts declared WPC a buy, 0 issued an overweight rating, 3 gave a hold rating, 1 issued an underweight rating, and 2 gave a sell rating. Compared to three months ago, there has been an decrease of 1 in the number of analysts with a positive outlook on the stock. During this time, the number of analysts bearish on the stock has increased by 1.

A number of analysts gave price targets for WPC. The most optimistic price target was 70, which equates to a potential upside of 3.06 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 57, which equates to a potential downside of -16.08 percent. Some investors take price targets and stock ratings with a grain of salt, knowing that some analysts can have indirect business with the stocks they cover.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates downwards by an average of -0.43 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is -0.85 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised downwards by -0.11 percent, compared to last month. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 0 percent.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 2 analysts made negative revisions. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, compared to 2 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

WPC has an estimated earnings growth rate of 152.41 percent as forecasted by analysts. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, 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, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. The PEG ratio of WPC is 0.24.

WPC has traded between a high of 72.89 and a low of 55.77 over the past year. Currently the stock is 21.79 percent higher than its low, and 6.82 percent below the high. WPC has a P/E ratio of 37.18. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The WPC value stock report compares WPC to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $7.21 billion. WPC's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.