Analyst Ratings for Grifols S.A. ADR (GRFS)

Updated: 2017-07-27

Shares of Grifols S.A. ADR (NASDAQ:GRFS) have received a consensus rating of Overweight from Wall Street analysts. About 30 days ago, GRFS was issued an average rating of Overweight.

9 analysts declared GRFS a buy, 0 gave an overweight rating, 7 issued a hold rating, 1 issued an underweight rating, and 1 issued a sell rating. Compared to three months ago, there has been an decrease of 2 in the number of analysts with a positive outlook on the stock. Meanwhile, the number of analysts pessimistic about the company has decreased by 1.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for GRFS. The maximum price target given was 25.9, which equates to a potential upside of 27.34 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 20, implying a possible loss of -1.67 percent. Many analysts are not unbiased in their coverage of stocks, including price targets and stock ratings, so care must be taken in interpreting numbers released by them.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 0 percent. That number becomes -3.33 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 0.87 percent, as compared to a month ago. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 1.77 percent in FY estimates.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 0 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Over the same time period, 3 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, compared to 0 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

The growth rate of GRFS's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 33.8 percent. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, 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, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. GRFS has a PEG ratio of 0.69.

In the trailing 52-weeks, GRFS hit 22.83 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 14.27. Currently the stock is 42.54 percent higher than its low, and below the high by 10.91 percent. GRFS has a price/earnings ratio of 23.16. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The GRFS value stock report compares GRFS to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of GRFS is $16.62 billion. GRFS will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.