Analyst Ratings for Ruth's Hospitality Group Inc. (RUTH)

Updated: 2017-07-28

An average rating of Overweight has been given to Ruth's Hospitality Group Inc. (NASDAQ:RUTH) by analysts covering the stock. Last month, RUTH received an average rating of Overweight.

2 analysts declared RUTH a buy, 0 gave an overweight rating, 3 issued a hold rating, 0 gave an underweight rating, and 0 gave a sell rating. Over the past 90 days, the number of analysts that are bullish on the stock has increased by 0. Meanwhile, the number of analysts pessimistic about the company has increased by 0.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for RUTH. The maximum price target given was 24, which equates to a potential upside of 18.81 percent. The lowest price target was 20, implying a possible loss of -0.99 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some stocks.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 0 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is -5.85 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised downwards by -0.46 percent, as compared to a month ago. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 0.94 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 revised their estimates downwards. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 2 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

RUTH has an estimated earnings growth rate of 6.61 percent as forecasted by analysts. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. RUTH has a PEG ratio of 3.15.

In the trailing 52-weeks, RUTH hit 22.65 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 13.74. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 47.02 percent, and 10.82 percent below the high. RUTH has a P/E ratio of 20.82. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The RUTH value stock report compares RUTH to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $0.64148 billion. RUTH's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.