Why Analysts Are Bullish on FCAU before Its 1Q17 Results
Recommendations on FCAU
According to the latest data compiled by Reuters, 36% of the 27 analysts covering Fiat Chrysler (FCAU) are giving the stock a “buy” recommendation, and 39% of the analysts are recommending a “hold.” The remaining 25% of the analysts have recommended a “sell” on FCAU stock.
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Consensus target price
On April 19, 2017, FCAU had a market cap of $15.2 billion, which is much lower than its peers, including General Motors (GM) and Ford (F). At the same time, Fiat Chrysler’s consensus 12-month target price was $14.20, which reflects an upside potential of 42% from its market price of $9.97.
Last year, Fiat Chrysler’s margins expanded, and its debt position improved. In 2017, FCAU is expected to benefit from consistently high US demand for heavyweight vehicles, which could also drive its stock higher.
Investors should take note of analyst recommendations, which can affect a stock’s price movement. If well-known analysts change their views, for example, significant short-term movement in the stock price could result.
Among Fiat Chrysler’s peers (FXD), 59% of the analysts covering General Motors gave it a “hold” with ~19% upside potential.
About 33% of the analysts covering Ford gave it a “buy.” Its target price was $13.18, suggesting an ~18% return potential.
Approximately 36% of analysts covering Tesla (TSLA) gave it a “buy.” TSLA’s stock price is already trading above its 12-month target price.
Continue to the next article to find out what analysts are estimating for Fiat Chrysler’s 1Q17 revenues.