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 maximum price target given was 120, implying potential capital gains of 21.43 percent. The minimum price target given was 90, which equates to a potential downside 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.

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. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised downwards by -0.28 percent, as compared to a month ago. 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, while 2 analysts made negative revisions. During this time, 2 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 3 analysts decreased their estimates.

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. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. The PEG ratio of ACGL is -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 P/E 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 is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.