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 price target was 62, implying a possible profit 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.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 0.89 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is 1.79 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 0.22 percent. 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, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. Also over the last month, 4 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, compared to 0 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

Analysts estimate earnings of XYL to grow at a rate of 68.05 percent. People on Wall Street often look at a company's 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. 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. Currently the stock is 26.01 percent higher than its low, and 1.32 percent lower than its 52-week high. 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.