Stock On Watchlist: Layne Christensen Company (NASDAQ:LAYN) Price Target Watch

During the most recent trading session, shares of Layne Christensen Company (NASDAQ:LAYN) ¬†changed -0.94%. Street analysts that track the company are anticipating the stock to go to $8.38 within the next year. Target price projections may vary greatly depending on the specific analyst providing data. This consensus target is compiled using analysts polled by Thomson Reuters. 

Sell-side analysts are able to use multiple metrics in order to help calculate target price estimates. A widely used metric is a company’s preice to earnings ratio. This calculation is derived from dividing the current share price by the projected earnings per share. Layne Christensen Company currently has a P/E Ratio of N/A. Investors might also evaluate 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. If a company has a PEG Ratio under one, it may be seen as undervalued. If a company has a PEG Ratio over one, it may represent that the company is overvalued. A PEG Ratio near one may be viewed as fair value. Currently, the company has a PEG Ratio of -2.95.

Looking at stock performance, company shares have recently traded $1.52 away from the 50-day moving average of $9.03 and $1.98 away from the 200-day moving average of $8.57. The stock has been recently noted -3.12% off of the 52-week high of 10.89 and +181.33% off of the 52-week low of 3.75. Monitoring the stock price relative to moving averages and highs and lows for the year may help evaluate the value of the stock in the future.