Analyst Ratings for Maiden Holdings Ltd. (MHLD)

Updated: 2017-07-28

Shares of Maiden Holdings Ltd. (NASDAQ:MHLD) have received a consensus rating of Buy from Wall Street analysts. A consensus rating of Buy was previously issued for MHLD last month.

A buy rating was issued by 3 analysts, 0 issued an overweight rating, 1 gave a hold rating, 0 gave 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. During this time, the number of analysts bearish on the stock has increased by 0.

Several price targets were given for MHLD by the analysts covering the stock. The most optimistic price target was 19, implying potential capital gains of 75.12 percent. The minimum price target given was 12, implying a possible loss of 10.6 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.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of -9.45 percent. That number becomes -28.27 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised downwards by -6.36 percent, compared to last month. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -27.23 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 2 analysts that decreased their estimates. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, compared to 2 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

Analysts estimate earnings of MHLD to grow at a rate of 670.04 percent. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. MHLD has a PEG ratio of 0.11.

MHLD has a 52-week high of 18.95 and a 52-week low of 10.25. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 5.85 percent, and 42.74 percent lower than its 52-week high. MHLD has a price/earnings ratio of 73. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The MHLD value stock report compares MHLD to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $0.94343 billion. MHLD is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.