What Stance Are Analysts Taking on Methanex Corporation (NASDAQ:MEOH)?

Methanex Corporation (NASDAQ:MEOH) currently has an A verage Broker Rating of 2.43. This number is based on the 7 sell-side firms polled by Zacks. The ABR rank within the industry stands at 61. Analysts on a consensus basis are expecting that the stock will reach $71.67 within the year.  The ABR is provided by Zacks which simplfies analyst ratings into an integer based number. They use a one to five scale where they translate brokerage firm Buy/Sell/Hold recommendations into an average broker rating. A low number in the 1-2 range typically indicates a Buy, 3 represents a Hold and 4-5 represents a consensus Sell rating. 

An evaluation of a stock’s expected performance and/or its risk level as judged by a rating agency such as Standard and Poor’s. A stock rating will usually tell the investor how well a stock’s market value relates to what analysts believe is a fair value for the stock, based on an objective evaluation of the company. The greater the amount by which the fair value exceeds the market value, the more highly recommended a buy the stock is. Conversely, if the market value of the stock exceeds the fair value of the stock, then analysts recommend that the stock be sold.

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Most recently Methanex Corporation (NASDAQ:MEOH) posted quarterly earnings of $1.15 which compared to the sell-side estimates of 1.76. The stock’s 12-month trailing earnings per share stands at $6.85. Shares have moved $-5.72 over the past month and more recently, $-3.59 over the past week heading into the earnings announcement. There are 2 analyst projections that were taken into consideration from respected brokerage firms.

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Buy Ratings
2 analysts rate Methanex Corporation a Buy or Strong Buy, which is 28.57% of all the analyst ratings.

Research analysts are predicting that Methanex Corporation (NASDAQ:MEOH) will report earnings of $0.99 per share when the firm issues their next quarterly report. This is the consensus earnings per share number according to data from Zack’s Research.

Methanex Corporation (NASDAQ:MEOH) closed the last session at $52.61 and sees an average of 473144 shares trade hands in each session. The 52-week low of the stock stands at $46.38 while the current level stands at 17.25% of the 52-week High-Low range. Looking further out we can see that the stock has moved -13.24% over the past 12 weeks and 9.22% year to date.

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This article is informational purposes only and should not be considered a recommendation to buy or sell the stock.