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.

Several price targets were given for RUTH by the analysts covering the stock. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 24, which equates to a potential upside of 18.81 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 20, implying potential capital losses of -0.99 percent. It is crucial to not blindly accept any price targets or stock ratings, because many analysts have it in their best interest to give positive coverage of certain stocks.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 0 percent. That number becomes -5.85 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed downwards by -0.46 percent. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 0.94 percent.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 0 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 2 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

The growth rate of RUTH's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 6.61 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. 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.

RUTH has traded between a high of 22.65 and a low of 13.74 over the past year. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 47.02 percent, and 10.82 percent lower than its 52-week 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 market cap of RUTH is $0.64148 billion. RUTH's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.