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.

COLM was given price targets by several analysts. The most optimistic 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. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is -33.33 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 0 percent, as compared to a month ago. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 0 percent in FY estimates.

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, while 2 analysts made negative revisions. During this time, 2 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, compared to 2 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

COLM has an estimated earnings growth rate of 1.8 percent as forecasted by analysts. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. COLM has a PEG ratio of 11.59.

COLM has a 52-week high of 63.55 and a 52-week low of 51.56. Today's price is 12.12 percent above the 52-week low, and 9.03 percent below the high. 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.