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.

SWHC was given price targets by several analysts. The highest price target was 29, implying a possible profit of 37.57 percent. The minimum price target given was 20, implying potential capital losses of -5.12 percent. Some investors take price targets and stock ratings with a grain of salt, knowing that some analysts can have indirect business with the stocks they cover.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates downwards by an average of -3.44 percent. 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. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 0.21 percent.

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, which can be compared to the 4 analysts that decreased their estimates. Over the same time period, 3 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, compared to 2 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

Analysts estimate earnings of SWHC to grow at a rate of 2.44 percent. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. 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.

In the last 52-weeks, SWHC has achieved a high of 31.19 and a low of 19.18. Today's price is 9.91 percent above the 52-week low, and 32.41 percent lower than its 52-week high. 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 market cap of SWHC is $1.17 billion. SWHC is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 2017-03-01, days from today.