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, implying a possible profit of 17.16 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 75, implying a possible loss of -12.13 percent. Some investors take price targets and stock ratings with a grain of salt, knowing that some analysts can have indirect business with the stocks they cover.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of -1.35 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is -2.42 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed downwards by -0.32 percent. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 1.66 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 1 analysts made negative revisions. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 1 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

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, 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. RGLD has a PEG ratio of 10.38.

In the last 52-weeks, RGLD has achieved a high of 87.74 and a low of 60.21. Today's price is 41.75 percent above the 52-week low, and below the high by 2.72 percent. RGLD has a price/earnings 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 stock has a market capitalization of $5.51 billion. RGLD's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.