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.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for XYL. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 62, implying a possible profit of 7.9 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 49, which equates to a potential downside 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.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 0.89 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is 1.79 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 0.22 percent, compared to last month. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 1.31 percent in FY estimates.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their 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. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, 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 below the high by 1.32 percent. XYL has a P/E 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 stock has a market capitalization of $10.28 billion. XYL will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.