Is Briggs & Stratton Corporation (NYSE:BGG) a Long Term Growth Play?

Shaers of Briggs & Stratton Corporation (NYSE:BGG) have been recommended as a long term growth pick according to Beta Research.  With the firm’s stock price currently trading around $25.37, the firm has proven a solid track record of growth over the past few years.  Investors might consider the stock as a long term growth candidate as the firm has yielded 18.10% earnings per share growth over the past 5 years and -2.90% revenue growth over that same time frame. 

Recent Performance

Let’s take a look at how the stock has been performing recently.  Over the past twelve months, Briggs & Stratton Corporation (NYSE:BGG)’s stock was 0.00%.  Over the last week of the month, it was 1.40%, 5.71% over the last quarter, and  5.44% for the past six months. 

Over the past 50 days, Briggs & Stratton Corporation’s stock is -2.08% off of the high and 7.41% removed from the low.  Their 52-Week High and Low are as follows: -2.24% (High), 26.85%, (Low). 

Analyst Recommendation

Despite the past success, investors want to know where the stock is headed from here.  Analysts covering the shares have a consensus short-term price target of $28.33 on the equity.   Analysts have a consensus recommendation of 2.30 based on a 1 to 5 scale where 1 represents a Strong Buy and 5 a Strong Sell.  

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