American Science & Engineering Earnings Preview
American Science & Engineering (NAS: ASEI) hasn't been able to establish an earnings trend, bouncing between beating and falling short of estimates during the past fiscal year. The company will unveil its latest earnings Thursday. American Science & Engineering Inc. develops, manufactures, markets, and sells X-ray inspection and other detection solutions for homeland security and other targeted markets.
What analysts say:
- Buy, sell, or hold?: Analysts generally think investors should hang onto American Science & Engineering, with half rating the stock a hold. Analysts don't like American Science & Engineering as much as competitor OSI Systems overall. Three out of three analysts rate OSI Systems a buy compared to two of four for American Science & Engineering. Analysts' rating of American Science & Engineering has stayed constant from three months prior.
- Revenue forecasts: On average, analysts predict $61.3 million in revenue this quarter. That would represent a rise of 14.2% from the year-ago quarter.
- Wall Street earnings expectations: The average analyst estimate is earnings of $1.01 per share. Estimates range from $0.90 cents to $1.08.
What our community says:
CAPS All-Stars are solidly behind the stock with 99% assigning it an "outperform" rating. The community at large concurs with the All-Stars, with 97.7% giving it a rating of "outperform." Fools are keen on American Science & Engineering and haven't been shy with their opinions lately, logging 336 posts in the past 30 days. American Science & Engineering has a bullish CAPS rating of five out of five stars that is about on par with the Fool community assessment.
American Science & Engineering's profit has risen year over year by an average of 27.5%.
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