Analyst Ratings for Columbia Sportswear Co. (COLM)

Updated: 2017-07-26

Analysts covering Columbia Sportswear Co. (NASDAQ:COLM) have given it a consensus rating of Overweight. About 30 days ago, COLM was issued an average rating of Overweight.

18 analysts issued ratings on the stock, where 6 gave COLM a buy rating, 2 issued an overweight rating, 9 issued a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 1 gave a sell rating. Over the past 90 days, the number of analysts that are bullish on the stock has decreased by 1. Meanwhile, the number of analysts pessimistic about the company has increased by 0.

Several price targets were given for COLM by the analysts covering the stock. The highest price target was 76, which equates to a potential upside of 31.47 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 43, implying a possible loss of -25.62 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.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 0 percent. That number becomes -33.33 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. 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 0 percent.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 0 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, which can be compared to the 2 analysts that decreased their estimates. Also over the last month, 2 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 2 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

COLM has an estimated earnings growth rate of 1.8 percent as forecasted by analysts. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. COLM has a PEG ratio of 11.59.

COLM has traded between a high of 63.55 and a low of 51.56 over the past year. Currently the stock is 12.12 percent higher than its low, and below the high by 9.03 percent. COLM has a price/earnings ratio of 20.87. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The COLM value stock report compares COLM to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of COLM is $4 billion. COLM will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.