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.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for XYL. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 62, implying potential capital gains of 7.9 percent. The lowest price target was 49, implying potential capital losses of -14.72 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some stocks.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 0.89 percent on average, compared to last month. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is 1.79 percent. 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.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 3 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. During this time, 4 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, compared to 0 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

XYL has an estimated earnings growth rate of 68.05 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. 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. XYL has a PEG ratio of 0.61.

XYL has traded between a high of 58.23 and a low of 45.60 over the past year. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 26.01 percent, and below the high by 1.32 percent. 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.