Analyst Ratings for Royal Gold Inc. (RGLD)

Updated: 2017-07-26

Royal Gold Inc. (NASDAQ:RGLD) was awarded an average rating of Overweight from investment analysts following the stock. RGLD had previously received a consensus rating of Overweight a month ago.

Of the 14 analysts covering the stock, 8 gave it a buy rating, 1 issued an overweight rating, 5 gave a hold rating, 0 gave 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. Meanwhile, the number of analysts pessimistic about the company has increased by 0.

A number of analysts gave price targets for RGLD. The most optimistic price target was 100, which equates to a potential upside of 17.16 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 75, implying a possible loss of -12.13 percent. Note that investment analysts can be biased in their reporting on companies's ratings and price targets.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates downwards for this quarter, by about -1.35 percent on average, compared to last month. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is -2.42 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised downwards by -0.32 percent, as compared to a month ago. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 1.66 percent in FY estimates.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 1 analysts made negative revisions. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, compared to 1 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

Analysts estimate earnings of RGLD to grow at a rate of 5.23 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. 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. RGLD has a PEG ratio of 10.38.

In the trailing 52-weeks, RGLD hit 87.74 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 60.21. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 41.75 percent, and 2.72 percent lower than its 52-week high. RGLD has a P/E ratio of 54.29. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The RGLD value stock report compares RGLD to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of RGLD is $5.51 billion. RGLD's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.