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.

Several price targets were given for SWHC by the analysts covering the stock. The most optimistic price target was 29, which equates to a potential upside of 37.57 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 20, implying a possible loss of -5.12 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some stocks.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates downwards for this quarter, by about -3.44 percent on average, compared to last month. 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. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 0.21 percent in FY estimates.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. Over the past month, 2 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 4 analysts made negative revisions. Over the same time period, 3 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 2 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

The growth rate of SWHC's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 2.44 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. The PEG ratio of SWHC is 3.61.

SWHC has traded between a high of 31.19 and a low of 19.18 over the past year. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 9.91 percent, 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 will post this quarters earnings in -629 days, on 2017-03-01.