Analyst Ratings for DSW Inc. Cl A (DSW)

Updated: 2017-07-27

DSW Inc. Cl A (NYSE:DSW) was awarded an average rating of Hold from investment analysts following the stock. About 30 days ago, DSW was issued an average rating of Hold.

Of the 16 analysts covering the stock, 2 gave it a buy rating, 2 issued an overweight rating, 11 issued a hold rating, 0 gave an underweight rating, and 1 gave 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 decreased by 1.

Several price targets were given for DSW by the analysts covering the stock. The highest price target was 21, which equates to a potential upside of 15.77 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 14.5, which equates to a potential downside of -20.07 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.

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 -12.31 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. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -2.03 percent.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 0 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 2 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.

DSW has an estimated earnings growth rate of 3.43 percent as forecasted by analysts. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. The PEG ratio of DSW is 3.7.

In the trailing 52-weeks, DSW hit 26.22 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 15.98. Today's price is 13.52 percent above the 52-week low, and 30.82 percent below the high. DSW has a price/earnings ratio of 12.68. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The DSW value stock report compares DSW to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $1.43 billion. DSW will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.