Analyst Ratings for Smith & Wesson Holding Corp (SWHC)

Updated: 2017-01-02

Analysts covering Smith & Wesson Holding Corp (NASDAQ:SWHC) have given it a consensus rating of Overweight. About 30 days ago, SWHC was issued an average rating of Overweight.

2 analysts declared SWHC a buy, 0 issued an overweight rating, 5 gave a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 0 gave a sell rating. Compared to three months ago, there has been an decrease of 1 in the number of analysts with a positive outlook on the stock. Over the same time period, there has been an increase of 0 in the number of analysts with a negative outlook on the stock.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for SWHC. The highest price target was 29, implying potential capital gains of 37.57 percent. The lowest price target was 20, implying a possible loss of -5.12 percent. One must be careful with overanalyzing price targets and ratings due to possible conflicts of interest among the analysts releasing them.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates downwards for this quarter, by about -3.44 percent on average, compared to last month. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is -7.42 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 2.29 percent, as compared to a month ago. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 0.21 percent in FY estimates.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. Over the past month, 2 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 4 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Over the same time period, 3 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 2 analysts decreased their estimates.

SWHC has an estimated earnings growth rate of 2.44 percent as forecasted by analysts. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. SWHC has a PEG ratio of 3.61.

In the last 52-weeks, SWHC has achieved a high of 31.19 and a low of 19.18. Currently the stock is 9.91 percent higher than its low, and below the high by 32.41 percent. SWHC has a price/earnings ratio of 8.82. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The SWHC value stock report compares SWHC to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $1.17 billion. SWHC's next earnings release will be on 2017-03-01, which is -929 days away.