What analysts say:
- Buy, sell, or hold?: Analysts strongly back Ametek, with eight out of 11 rating it a buy and the remainder rating it a hold. Analysts like Ametek better than competitor Roper Industries overall. Analysts still rate the stock a moderate buy, but they are a bit more wary about it compared to three months ago.
- Revenue forecasts: On average, analysts predict $765 million in revenue this quarter. That would represent a rise of 12.8% from the year-ago quarter.
- Wall Street earnings expectations: The average analyst estimate is earnings of $0.60 per share. Estimates range from $0.51 to $0.62.
What our community says:
CAPS All-Stars are solidly backing the stock, with 98.4% assigning it an outperform rating. The community at large agrees with the All-Stars, with 94.6% giving it a rating of outperform. Fools have embraced Ametek, though the message boards have been quiet lately, with only 54 posts in the past 30 days. Even with a robust four out of five stars, Ametek's CAPS rating falls a little short of the community's upbeat outlook.
Ametek's profit has risen year over year by an average of 44.8% over the past five quarters.
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