Stock Focus: PACCAR Inc. (NASDAQ:PCAR) Price Target Update

Covering research analysts have taken a stance on where they see PACCAR Inc. (NASDAQ:PCAR) moving in the future. According to Thomson Reuters, analysts are projecting a consensus target price of $68.40 on company stock. Wall Street analysts tap into their deep knowledge of the company to help calculate future stock movement. Because of the various techniques used, analysts may have very different stock target estimates. 

After a look at recent stock performance, shares have traded $2.81 off of the 50-day moving average of $66.99 and $8.50 off of the 200-day moving average of $61.30. Shares have been recorded at -0.46% separated from the 52-week high of 70.12 and +44.90% away from the 52-week low of 48.17. Tracking the stock price in relation to moving averages as well as highs and lows for the year might assist with evaluating future stock performance.

Street analysts have the ability to employ multiple metrics to help calculate target price estimates. A common metric is a company’s P/E Ratio. This calculation is derived by dividing the current share price by the projected earnings per share. PACCAR Inc. presently has a P/E Ratio of 47.16. Investors may also monitor a company’s PEG or price to earnings growth ratio. The PEG ratio represents the ratio of the price to earnings to the anticipated future growth rate of the company. A PEG Ratio under one may indicate that the company is undervalued. If a company has a PEG Ratio above one, it may represent that the company is overvalued. A PEG Ratio near one might be seen as fair value. The company has a current PEG Ratio of 3.93.