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 most optimistic price target was 29, implying potential capital gains of 37.57 percent. The minimum price target given was 20, implying potential capital losses of -5.12 percent. Note that investment analysts can be biased in their reporting on companies's ratings and price targets.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of -3.44 percent. That number becomes -7.42 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 upwards by 2.29 percent. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 0.21 percent.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 2 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, 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, compared to 2 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

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. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. The PEG ratio of SWHC is 3.61.

In the trailing 52-weeks, SWHC hit 31.19 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 19.18. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 9.91 percent, 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 will post this quarters earnings in -693 days, on 2017-03-01.