Analyst Ratings for Xylem Inc. (XYL)

Updated: 2017-07-26

Shares of Xylem Inc. (NYSE:XYL) have received a consensus rating of Overweight from Wall Street analysts. Last month, XYL received an average rating of Overweight.

18 analysts issued ratings on the stock, where 8 gave XYL a buy rating, 1 issued an overweight rating, 9 gave a hold rating, 0 gave an underweight rating, and 0 gave a sell rating. Compared to three months ago, there has been an increase of 1 in the number of analysts with a positive outlook on the stock. Meanwhile, the number of analysts pessimistic about the company has increased by 0.

Several price targets were given for XYL by the analysts covering the stock. The highest price target was 62, implying a possible profit of 7.9 percent. The minimum price target given was 49, implying potential capital losses of -14.72 percent. It is crucial to not blindly accept any price targets or stock ratings, because many analysts have it in their best interest to give positive coverage of certain stocks.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 0.89 percent on average, compared to last month. That number becomes 1.79 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 0.22 percent, compared to last month. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 1.31 percent.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 3 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. During this time, 4 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 0 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

XYL has an estimated earnings growth rate of 68.05 percent as forecasted by analysts. People on Wall Street often look at a company's 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. 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. XYL has a PEG ratio of 0.61.

In the trailing 52-weeks, XYL hit 58.23 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 45.60. Today's price is 26.01 percent above the 52-week low, and 1.32 percent below the high. XYL has a price/earnings ratio of 41.44. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The XYL value stock report compares XYL to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of XYL is $10.28 billion. XYL is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.