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.

Several price targets were given for AGII by the analysts covering the stock. The most optimistic price target was 77, which equates to a potential upside of 28.55 percent. The lowest price target was 70, implying potential capital losses of 16.86 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some stocks.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of -1.42 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is 1 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised downwards by -0.13 percent, compared to last month. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 7.91 percent.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, which can be compared to the 1 analysts that decreased their estimates. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 1 analysts decreased their estimates.

AGII has an estimated earnings growth rate of -26.25 percent as forecasted by analysts. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. The PEG ratio of AGII is -0.45.

AGII has traded between a high of 69.03 and a low of 51.33 over the past year. 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 price/earnings 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 is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.