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Stock Analysis for 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.

ARCO was given price targets by several analysts. The most optimistic price target was 10.5, implying a possible profit of 17.32 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 10, implying potential capital losses of 11.73 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. That number becomes 0 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 0 percent, compared to last month. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 22.55 percent in FY estimates.

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, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. 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 ARCO's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 0 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. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. The PEG ratio of ARCO is 0.

In the trailing 52-weeks, ARCO hit 9.53 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 4.56. Today's price is 96.27 percent above the 52-week low, and 6.09 percent below the high. 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 stock has a market capitalization of $1.89 billion. ARCO will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.