Analyst Ratings for Amphastar Pharmaceuticals Inc. (AMPH)

Updated: 2017-07-28

Analysts covering Amphastar Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:AMPH) have given it a consensus rating of Buy. Last month, AMPH received an average rating of Buy.

Of the 6 analysts covering the stock, 4 gave it a buy rating, 1 gave an overweight rating, 1 gave a hold rating, 0 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. Meanwhile, the number of analysts pessimistic about the company has increased by 0.

Several price targets were given for AMPH by the analysts covering the stock. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 22, which equates to a potential upside of 27.24 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 16, implying a possible loss of -7.46 percent. Some investors take price targets and stock ratings with a grain of salt, knowing that some analysts can have indirect business with the stocks they cover.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 0 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is -13.39 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 0 percent, as compared to a month ago. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -22.11 percent.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, compared to 0 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

The growth rate of AMPH's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 30.84 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. 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. 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. AMPH has a PEG ratio of 2.95.

AMPH has traded between a high of 21.75 and a low of 12.05 over the past year. Currently the stock is 43.49 percent higher than its low, and below the high by 20.51 percent. AMPH has a P/E ratio of 91. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The AMPH value stock report compares AMPH to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of AMPH is $0.8059 billion. AMPH will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.