Analyst Ratings for Air Methods Corp (AIRM)

Updated: 2017-04-07

Analysts covering Air Methods Corp (NASDAQ:AIRM) have given it a consensus rating of Hold. About 30 days ago, AIRM was issued an average rating of Buy.

5 analysts issued ratings on the stock, where 0 gave AIRM a buy rating, 0 gave an overweight rating, 5 gave a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 0 issued a sell rating. Today, there are 6 more analysts optimistic about the company future as compared with 90 days ago. Meanwhile, the number of analysts pessimistic about the company has increased by 0.

AIRM was given price targets by several analysts. The most optimistic price target was 47, implying potential capital gains of 9.56 percent. The minimum price target given was 43, implying a possible loss of 0.23 percent. One must be careful with overanalyzing price targets and ratings due to possible conflicts of interest among the analysts releasing them.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates downwards by an average of -14.47 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is -27.82 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised downwards by -4.02 percent, compared to last month. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -7.37 percent in FY estimates.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, which can be compared to the 2 analysts that decreased their estimates. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 4 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

AIRM has an estimated earnings growth rate of 13.11 percent as forecasted by analysts. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. The PEG ratio of AIRM is 1.26.

In the last 52-weeks, AIRM has achieved a high of 43.95 and a low of 23.75. Today's price is 80.63 percent above the 52-week low, and below the high by 2.39 percent. AIRM has a price/earnings ratio of 16.56. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The AIRM value stock report compares AIRM to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $1.57 billion. AIRM is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.