Analyst Ratings for Amsurg Corp (AMSG)

Updated: 2016-11-29

AMSG was given price targets by several analysts. The highest price target was 100, implying a possible profit of 48.39 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 71, implying potential capital losses of 5.36 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 -2 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is -2.4 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised downwards by -0.23 percent, as compared to a month ago. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -0.36 percent.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. Over the past month, 2 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 5 analysts made negative revisions. Also over the last month, 3 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, compared to 4 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

The growth rate of AMSG's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 36.53 percent. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. 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. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. AMSG has a PEG ratio of 0.6.

AMSG has a 52-week high of 86.17 and a 52-week low of 57.32. Today's price is 17.57 percent above the 52-week low, and 21.79 percent lower than its 52-week high. AMSG has a price/earnings ratio of 22.05. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The AMSG value stock report compares AMSG to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $3.62 billion. AMSG is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 2017-02-22, days from today.