Analyst Ratings for Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGaA ADR (FMS)

Updated: 2017-07-28

An average rating of Overweight has been given to Fresenius Medical Care AG & Co. KGaA ADR (NYSE:FMS) by analysts covering the stock. About 30 days ago, FMS was issued an average rating of Overweight.

27 analysts issued ratings on the stock, where 12 gave FMS a buy rating, 3 gave an overweight rating, 11 issued a hold rating, 0 gave an underweight rating, and 1 issued a sell rating. Compared to three months ago, there has been an decrease of 2 in the number of analysts with a positive outlook on the stock. Meanwhile, the number of analysts pessimistic about the company has increased by 0.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for FMS. The most optimistic price target was 59.7, which equates to a potential upside of 26.4 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 38.72, implying potential capital losses of -18.02 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 0.96 percent on average, compared to last month. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is 1.92 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 1.31 percent. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 4.98 percent.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 1 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. During this time, 2 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.

The growth rate of FMS's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 2.88 percent. People on Wall Street often look at a company's 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. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. FMS has a PEG ratio of 7.33.

In the last 52-weeks, FMS has achieved a high of 50.22 and a low of 38.05. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 24.13 percent, and 5.95 percent below the high. FMS has a P/E ratio of 21.11. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The FMS value stock report compares FMS to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of FMS is $29.11 billion. FMS will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.