Analyst Ratings for Diplomat Pharmacy Inc. (DPLO)

Updated: 2017-07-27

Shares of Diplomat Pharmacy Inc. (NYSE:DPLO) have received a consensus rating of Hold from Wall Street analysts. DPLO had previously received a consensus rating of Hold a month ago.

A buy rating was issued by 3 analysts, 1 gave an overweight rating, 7 issued a hold rating, 0 gave an underweight rating, and 1 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. Meanwhile, the number of analysts pessimistic about the company has increased by 0.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for DPLO. The most optimistic price target was 20, implying potential capital gains of 28.87 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 11, which equates to a potential downside of -29.12 percent. Many analysts are not unbiased in their coverage of stocks, including price targets and stock ratings, so care must be taken in interpreting numbers released by them.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 3.33 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is -3.12 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised downwards by -1.52 percent, compared to last month. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 1.56 percent in FY estimates.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 1 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 0 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Also over the last month, 1 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 2 analysts decreased their estimates.

The growth rate of DPLO's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 155.68 percent. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. The PEG ratio of DPLO is 0.4.

In the last 52-weeks, DPLO has achieved a high of 38.94 and a low of 12.25. Today's price is 26.69 percent above the 52-week low, and 60.14 percent below the high. DPLO has a price/earnings ratio of 62.08. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The DPLO value stock report compares DPLO to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $1.06 billion. DPLO will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.