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.

ACGL was given price targets by several analysts. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 120, implying a possible profit of 21.43 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 90, which equates to a potential downside of -8.93 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some stocks.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates downwards by an average of -2.38 percent. 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.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 4 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, 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, compared to 3 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

Analysts estimate earnings of ACGL to grow at a rate of -9.76 percent. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. ACGL has a PEG ratio of -1.72.

ACGL has a 52-week high of 99.47 and a 52-week low of 69.31. Today's price is 42.58 percent above the 52-week low, and 0.65 percent lower than its 52-week 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 stock has a market capitalization of $12.95 billion. ACGL's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.