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.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for FBHS. The highest price target was 78, implying potential capital gains of 18.79 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 62, which equates to a potential downside of -5.57 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 -0.57 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised downwards by -0.16 percent, compared to last month. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 0.82 percent.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 0 analysts revised their estimates downwards. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 0 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of FBHS to grow at a rate of 12.54 percent. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, 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, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. FBHS has a PEG ratio of 1.91.

In the trailing 52-weeks, FBHS hit 67.50 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 52.05. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 26.15 percent, and below the high by 2.73 percent. FBHS has a P/E 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.