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.

RGLD was given price targets by several analysts. The highest price target was 100, implying potential capital gains of 17.16 percent. The lowest price target was 75, implying a possible loss of -12.13 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some stocks.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates downwards by an average 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.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 1 analysts made negative revisions. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, compared to 1 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

The growth rate of RGLD's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 5.23 percent. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, 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 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 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 stock has a market capitalization of $5.51 billion. RGLD's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.