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.

A number of analysts gave price targets for FBHS. The highest price target was 78, implying potential capital gains of 18.79 percent. The lowest price target was 62, which equates to a potential downside of -5.57 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.

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 -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.

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 0 analysts made negative revisions. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 0 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

The growth rate of FBHS's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 12.54 percent. People on Wall Street often look at a company's 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, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. The PEG ratio of FBHS is 1.91.

In the last 52-weeks, FBHS has achieved a high of 67.50 and a low of 52.05. Today's price is 26.15 percent above the 52-week low, and 2.73 percent below the high. 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 stock has a market capitalization of $10.1 billion. FBHS's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.