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.

A number of analysts gave price targets for ACGL. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 120, which equates to a potential upside of 21.43 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 90, implying a possible loss of -8.93 percent. Many analysts are not unbiased in their coverage of stocks, including price targets and stock ratings, so care must be taken in interpreting numbers released by them.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates downwards by an average of -2.38 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is -12.4 percent. 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 made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, which can be compared to the 2 analysts that decreased their estimates. Also over the last month, 2 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, compared to 3 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

ACGL has an estimated earnings growth rate of -9.76 percent as forecasted by analysts. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. 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, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. ACGL has a PEG ratio of -1.72.

ACGL has traded between a high of 99.47 and a low of 69.31 over the past year. Currently the stock is 42.58 percent higher than its 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.