What analysts say:
- Buy, sell, or hold?: Analysts think investors should stand pat on Graco with five of six analysts rating it a hold. Analysts don't like Graco as much as competitor IDEX overall. Nine out of 13 analysts rate IDEX a buy compared with one of six for Graco. While analysts still rate the stock a hold, they are a little more optimistic about it compared with three months ago.
- Revenue forecasts: On average, analysts predict $241.7 million in revenue this quarter. That would represent a rise of 25.8% from the year-ago quarter.
- Wall Street earnings expectations: The average analyst estimate is earnings of $0.67 per share. Estimates range from $0.63 to $0.71.
What our community says:
CAPS All-Stars are solidly behind the stock, with 98.4% giving it an "outperform" rating. The community at large backs the All-Stars, with 96.9% awarding it a rating of "outperform." Fools are gung-ho about Graco and haven't been shy with their opinions lately, logging 109 posts in the past 30 days. Even with a robust four out of five stars, Graco's CAPS rating falls a little short of the community's upbeat outlook.
Graco's profit has risen year over year by an average of 81.7%. The company increased its gross margin by 2.9 percentage points in the last quarter. Revenue rose 32.2% while cost of sales rose 23.7% to $93.3 million from a year earlier.
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