Analyst Ratings for Argo Group International Holdings Ltd. (AGII)

Updated: 2017-07-27

An average rating of Hold has been given to Argo Group International Holdings Ltd. (NASDAQ:AGII) by analysts covering the stock. Last month, AGII received an average rating of Hold.

A buy rating was issued by 1 analysts, 0 gave an overweight rating, 4 gave a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 0 issued a sell rating. Today, there are 0 more analysts optimistic about the company future as compared with 90 days ago. Over the same time period, there has been an increase of 0 in the number of analysts with a negative outlook on the stock.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for AGII. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 77, which equates to a potential upside of 28.55 percent. The lowest price target was 70, implying a possible loss of 16.86 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 -1.42 percent on average, compared to last month. That number becomes 1 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised downwards by -0.13 percent, compared to last month. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 7.91 percent in FY estimates.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, which can be compared to the 1 analysts that decreased their estimates. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 1 analysts decreased their estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of AGII to grow at a rate of -26.25 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. The PEG ratio of AGII is -0.45.

AGII has a 52-week high of 69.03 and a 52-week low of 51.33. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 16.7 percent, and below the high by 13.23 percent. AGII has a P/E ratio of 11.83. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The AGII value stock report compares AGII to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $1.83 billion. AGII's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.