If Powell Industries
What analysts say:
- Buy, sell, or hold?: Analysts think investors should stand pat on Powell Industries with two of three analysts rating it hold. Analysts like Powell Industries better than competitor American Superconductor overall. One out of nine analysts rate American Superconductor a buy compared to one of three for Powell Industries.
- Revenue Forecasts: On average, analysts predict $162.5 million in revenue this quarter. That would represent a rise of 21.5% from the year-ago quarter.
- Wall Street Earnings Expectations: The average analyst estimate is earnings of 15 cents per share. Estimates range from 5 cents to 22 cents.
What our community says:
CAPS All Stars are solidly behind the stock with 87.8% assigning it an "outperform" rating. The community at large concurs with the All Stars with 88.9% granting it a rating of "outperform." Fools are gung-ho about Powell Industries, though the message boards have been quiet lately with only 63 posts in the past 30 days. Despite the majority sentiment in favor of Powell Industries, the stock has a middling CAPS rating of three out of five stars.
The company's gross margin shrank by 11 percentage points in the last quarter. Revenue rose 2.3% while cost of sales rose 17.9% to $118.6 million from a year earlier.
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