Analyst Ratings for G&K Services Inc (GK)

Updated: 2017-02-13

G&K Services Inc (NASDAQ:GK) was awarded an average rating of Hold from investment analysts following the stock. GK had previously received a consensus rating of Hold a month ago.

A buy rating was issued by 0 analysts, 0 gave an overweight rating, 5 gave a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 0 gave a sell rating. Compared to three months ago, there has been an increase of 0 in the number of analysts with a positive outlook on the stock. During this time, the number of analysts bearish on the stock has increased by 0.

A number of analysts gave price targets for GK. The maximum price target given was 97.5, implying potential capital gains of 2.48 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 97, implying potential capital losses of 1.96 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.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates downwards for this quarter, by about -5.79 percent on average, compared to last month. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is -5.79 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed downwards by -3.72 percent. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -3.98 percent in FY estimates.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 0 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, which can be compared to the 4 analysts that decreased their estimates. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 5 analysts decreased their estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of GK to grow at a rate of 27.44 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, 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, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. GK has a PEG ratio of 1.22.

GK has a 52-week high of 98.21 and a 52-week low of 63.35. Currently the stock is 50.18 percent higher than its low, and 3.13 percent below the high. GK has a P/E ratio of 33.39. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The GK value stock report compares GK to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of GK is $1.87 billion. GK's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.