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.

A number of analysts gave price targets for SWHC. The maximum price target given was 29, implying a possible profit of 37.57 percent. The most pessimistic 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. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which 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.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 2 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, which can be compared to the 4 analysts that decreased their estimates. During this time, 3 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.

Analysts estimate earnings of SWHC to grow at a rate of 2.44 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. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. The PEG ratio of SWHC is 3.61.

SWHC has a 52-week high of 31.19 and a 52-week low of 19.18. Currently the stock is 9.91 percent higher than its low, and 32.41 percent below the high. SWHC has a P/E 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 market cap of SWHC is $1.17 billion. SWHC's next earnings release will be on 2017-03-01, which is -815 days away.