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.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for WPC. The highest price target was 70, implying a possible profit of 3.06 percent. The minimum price target given was 57, implying a possible loss of -16.08 percent. Note that investment analysts can be biased in their reporting on companies's ratings and price targets.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates downwards by an average of -0.43 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is -0.85 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed downwards by -0.11 percent. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 0 percent.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 2 analysts made negative revisions. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY 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. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. 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. WPC has a PEG ratio of 0.24.

In the trailing 52-weeks, WPC hit 72.89 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 55.77. Currently the stock is 21.79 percent higher than its low, and 6.82 percent lower than its 52-week 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 market cap of WPC is $7.21 billion. WPC will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.