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 most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 21, which equates to a potential upside of 15.77 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 14.5, which equates to a potential downside of -20.07 percent. It is crucial to not blindly accept any price targets or stock ratings, because many analysts have it in their best interest to give positive coverage of certain stocks.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 0 percent on average, compared to last month. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is -12.31 percent. 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 -2.03 percent in FY estimates.

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, which can be compared to the 2 analysts that decreased their estimates. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.

DSW has an estimated earnings growth rate of 3.43 percent as forecasted by analysts. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. The PEG ratio of DSW is 3.7.

DSW has traded between a high of 26.22 and a low of 15.98 over the past year. Today's price is 13.52 percent above the 52-week low, and 30.82 percent lower than its 52-week high. DSW has a P/E 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 market cap of DSW is $1.43 billion. DSW is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.