IWY Analyst’s Implied Target Price: $188

ILooking at the underlying ETF holdings in our coverage universe on ETF Channel, we compared the trading price of each holding to the 12-month futures analyst average target price, and calculated the weighted average implied analyst target price. for the ETF itself. For the iShares Russell Top 200 Growth ETF (ticker: IWY), we found that the analysts’ implied target price for the ETF based on its underlying holdings is $188.02 per share.

With IWY trading at a recent price close to $145.94 per share, this means analysts see 28.83% upside potential for this ETF when looking at the average analyst targets of the underlying holdings. Netflix Inc (ticker: NFLX), Walt Disney Co. (ticker: DIS) and Ross Stores Inc (ticker: ROST) are three of IWY’s underlying holdings with a notable advantage over their analyst target prices. Although NFLX traded at a recent price of $356.77/share, the average analyst target is 57.61% higher at $562.30/share. Similarly, DIS is up 42.14% from the recent share price of $133.64 if the average analyst target price of $189.95/share is reached, and analysts expect average for ROST to reach a target price of $125.14/share, which is 39.67% above the recent price of $89.60. Below is a 12 month price history chart comparing the stock performance of NFLX, DIS and ROST:

Below is a table summarizing the current target prices of the analysts mentioned above:

name symbol Recent Price Avg. 12-MB Analyst. Target % increase over target
iShares Russell Top 200 Growth ETF IWY $145.94 $188.02 28.83%
Netflix Inc. NFLX $356.77 $562.30 57.61%
Walt Disney Co. SAY $133.64 $189.95 42.14%
Ross Inc Stores ROST $89.60 $125.14 39.67%

Are analysts justified in these targets, or too optimistic about where these stocks will trade in 12 months? Do the analysts have a valid rationale for their goals, or are they lagging behind recent company and industry developments? A high price target relative to a stock’s price can reflect optimism about the future, but can also be a precursor to target price declines if targets were a relic of the past. These are questions that require further investor research.

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