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Analyst Ratings Update: Arcos Dorados Holdings Inc. Cl A (NYSE:ARCO)

Analyst Ratings for Arcos Dorados Holdings Inc. Cl A (ARCO)

Updated: 2017-07-29

Analysts covering Arcos Dorados Holdings Inc. Cl A (NYSE:ARCO) have given it a consensus rating of Overweight. Last month, ARCO received an average rating of Overweight.

3 analysts issued ratings on the stock, where 2 gave ARCO a buy rating, 0 gave an overweight rating, 1 gave a hold rating, 0 gave an underweight rating, and 0 issued a sell rating. Compared to three months ago, there has been an increase of 1 in the number of analysts with a positive outlook on the stock. During this time, the number of analysts bearish on the stock has decreased by 1.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for ARCO. The highest price target was 10.5, implying a possible profit of 17.32 percent. The minimum price target given was 10, implying potential capital losses of 11.73 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.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 0 percent on average, compared to last month. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is 0 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 0 percent. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 22.55 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, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 0 analysts revised their estimates downwards. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of ARCO to grow at a rate of 0 percent. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. ARCO has a PEG ratio of 0.

In the last 52-weeks, ARCO has achieved a high of 9.53 and a low of 4.56. Currently the stock is 96.27 percent higher than its low, and below the high by 6.09 percent. ARCO has a P/E ratio of 23.55. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The ARCO value stock report compares ARCO to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of ARCO is $1.89 billion. ARCO will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.