Analyst Ratings for Arch Capital Group Ltd. (ACGL)

Updated: 2017-07-26

An average rating of Overweight has been given to Arch Capital Group Ltd. (NASDAQ:ACGL) by analysts covering the stock. Last month, ACGL received an average rating of Overweight.

Of the 15 analysts covering the stock, 5 gave it a buy rating, 0 issued an overweight rating, 9 gave a hold rating, 1 issued an underweight rating, and 0 gave a sell rating. Over the past 90 days, the number of analysts that are bullish on the stock has increased by 0. During this time, the number of analysts bearish on the stock has increased by 0.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for ACGL. The most optimistic price target was 120, implying a possible profit of 21.43 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 90, implying potential capital losses of -8.93 percent. It is crucial to not blindly accept any price targets or stock ratings, because many analysts have it in their best interest to give positive coverage of certain stocks.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates downwards for this quarter, by about -2.38 percent on average, compared to last month. That number becomes -12.4 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed downwards by -0.28 percent. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -1.38 percent.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 4 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, which can be compared to the 2 analysts that decreased their estimates. Over the same time period, 2 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 3 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of ACGL to grow at a rate of -9.76 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. ACGL has a PEG ratio of -1.72.

In the trailing 52-weeks, ACGL hit 99.47 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 69.31. Currently the stock is 42.58 percent higher than its low, and 0.65 percent below the high. ACGL has a price/earnings ratio of 16.82. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The ACGL value stock report compares ACGL to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of ACGL is $12.95 billion. ACGL's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.