Analyst Ratings for Kforce Inc. (KFRC)

Updated: 2017-07-28

An average rating of Overweight has been given to Kforce Inc. (NASDAQ:KFRC) by analysts covering the stock. About 30 days ago, KFRC was issued an average rating of Overweight.

2 analysts declared KFRC a buy, 1 issued an overweight rating, 3 gave a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 0 issued 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. Over the same time period, there has been an increase of 0 in the number of analysts with a negative outlook on the stock.

A number of analysts gave price targets for KFRC. The highest price target was 25, implying potential capital gains of 36.61 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 24, implying a possible loss of 31.15 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.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 0 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is -2.08 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 0 percent, compared to last month. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -0.94 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, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, compared to 0 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

The growth rate of KFRC's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 16.15 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, 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, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. The PEG ratio of KFRC is 0.86.

In the last 52-weeks, KFRC has achieved a high of 26.95 and a low of 15.95. Currently the stock is 14.73 percent higher than its low, and 32.1 percent below the high. KFRC has a P/E ratio of 13.81. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The KFRC value stock report compares KFRC to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of KFRC is $0.49679 billion. KFRC's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.