How Shares Look in the Eyes of Analysts: The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAIN), Palo Alto Networks, Inc. (NYSE:PANW)

The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAIN) shares have a current ABR (average broker recommendation) of 2.63. This recommendation is offered by Zacks Research. The rating lands on a sliding numerical scale from 1 to 5. A recommendation of 5 would indicate a Strong Sell, and a 1 would signify a Strong Buy. The mean rating may help provide a general sense of analyst sentiment on company shares.

Sell-side analysts taken into consideration by Zacks have also provided price target estimates on shares of The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAIN). The highest current target is $52. The lowest price target out of the polled analysts is presently $33. The consensus target price is currently noted at $42.166. Analysts may employ various techniques to help predict future stock price levels.

On the earnings front, The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAIN) is expected to post quarterly earnings per share of $0.58. This is the current consensus figure provided by Zacks. Investors and analysts will be looking for the company to next post earnings on or around 2017-05-03. The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAIN) most recently reported quarterly EPS of $N/A for the quarter ending 2016-09-30. The gap between the actual and the projected estimate leading up to earnings created a surprise factor of 0%.

For the current quarter, analysts are expecting Palo Alto Networks, Inc. (NYSE:PANW) to report EPS of $-0.42. This consensus estimate is provided by Zacks Research. After the period that ended on 2017-01-31, Palo Alto Networks, Inc. (NYSE:PANW) reported an EPS actual of $-0.58. The difference between the actual and estimate resulted in a surprise factor of -52.63%. The company is expected to release their next earnings report on or around 2017-05-25. Interested parties will be watching to see how company results compare to what the Street was projecting for the fiscal period.

Shares of Palo Alto Networks, Inc. (NYSE:PANW) have a current ABR or average broker rating of 1.97. This consensus recommendation is also provided by Zacks Research. The recommendation falls on a scale between 1 and 5. A broker rating of 1 would translate into a Strong Buy. A rating of 5 would indicate a Strong Sell recommendation. This consensus broker rating may help shed some light on how the sell-side is currently viewing company stock.

Covering analysts often provide target price projections for company shares. The current Zacks consensus target price on shares of Palo Alto Networks, Inc. (NYSE:PANW) is $158.23. The top analyst target is $200, and the lowest target is $120 on the stock. Because of the different techniques used to gauge a company target price, estimates may be quite different from one analyst to another.

Leave a Comment