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.

A number of analysts gave price targets for XYL. The most optimistic price target was 62, which equates to a potential upside of 7.9 percent. The lowest price target 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.

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. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 0.22 percent, as compared to a month ago. 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 have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. Also over the last month, 4 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.

The growth rate of XYL's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 68.05 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. 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 XYL is 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 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 stock has a market capitalization of $10.28 billion. XYL's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.