Analyst Ratings for Aaron's Inc. (AAN)

Updated: 2017-07-27

An average rating of Overweight has been given to Aaron's Inc. (NYSE:AAN) by analysts covering the stock. A consensus rating of Overweight was previously issued for AAN last month.

A buy rating was issued by 5 analysts, 0 issued an overweight rating, 4 issued a hold rating, 0 gave an underweight rating, and 0 gave a sell rating. Over the past 90 days, the number of analysts that are bullish on the stock has increased by 0. During this time, the number of analysts bearish on the stock has increased by 0.

Several price targets were given for AAN by the analysts covering the stock. The highest price target was 45, which equates to a potential upside of 12.39 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 31, which equates to a potential downside of -22.58 percent. One must be careful with overanalyzing price targets and ratings due to possible conflicts of interest among the analysts releasing them.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 0 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is 0 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 0 percent, compared to last month. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 5.01 percent.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, compared to 0 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

The growth rate of AAN's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 23.32 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. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. AAN has a PEG ratio of 0.87.

AAN has traded between a high of 40.90 and a low of 21.50 over the past year. Currently the stock is 86.23 percent higher than its low, and 2.1 percent below the high. AAN has a price/earnings ratio of 20.31. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The AAN value stock report compares AAN to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $2.81 billion. AAN will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.