Analyst Ratings for Matthews International Corp. Cl A (MATW)

Updated: 2017-07-27

Shares of Matthews International Corp. Cl A (NASDAQ:MATW) have received a consensus rating of Overweight from Wall Street analysts. About 30 days ago, MATW was issued an average rating of Overweight.

2 analysts declared MATW a buy, 0 gave an overweight rating, 2 issued 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 1 in the number of analysts with a positive outlook on the stock. Meanwhile, the number of analysts pessimistic about the company has increased by 0.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for MATW. The maximum price target given was 92, implying a possible profit of 41.65 percent. The minimum price target given was 66, implying potential capital losses of 1.62 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.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 0 percent on average, compared to last month. That number becomes 0 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed downwards by -0.82 percent. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -0.68 percent.

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, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of MATW to grow at a rate of 65.3 percent. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. The PEG ratio of MATW is 0.45.

In the trailing 52-weeks, MATW hit 77.85 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 56.72. Today's price is 14.51 percent above the 52-week low, and below the high by 16.57 percent. MATW has a price/earnings ratio of 29.39. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The MATW value stock report compares MATW to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of MATW is $2.11 billion. MATW will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.