Analyst Ratings for Fortune Brands Home & Security Inc. (FBHS)

Updated: 2017-07-29

Analysts covering Fortune Brands Home & Security Inc. (NYSE:FBHS) have given it a consensus rating of Overweight. Last month, FBHS received an average rating of Overweight.

Of the 21 analysts covering the stock, 8 gave it a buy rating, 2 issued an overweight rating, 11 issued a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 0 issued a sell rating. Over the past 90 days, the number of analysts that are bullish on the stock has decreased by 1. Over the same time period, there has been an increase of 0 in the number of analysts with a negative outlook on the stock.

FBHS was given price targets by several analysts. The most optimistic price target was 78, implying potential capital gains of 18.79 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 62, which equates to a potential downside of -5.57 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.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 0 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is -0.57 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed downwards by -0.16 percent. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 0.82 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. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.

FBHS has an estimated earnings growth rate of 12.54 percent as forecasted by analysts. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, 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, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. FBHS has a PEG ratio of 1.91.

FBHS has a 52-week high of 67.50 and a 52-week low of 52.05. Currently the stock is 26.15 percent higher than its low, and 2.73 percent below the high. FBHS has a price/earnings ratio of 23.96. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The FBHS value stock report compares FBHS to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of FBHS is $10.1 billion. FBHS will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.