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.

FMS was given price targets by several analysts. The maximum price target given was 59.7, implying potential capital gains of 26.4 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 38.72, implying a possible loss of -18.02 percent. Many analysts are not unbiased in their coverage of stocks, including price targets and stock ratings, so care must be taken in interpreting numbers released by them.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 0.96 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is 1.92 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 1.31 percent, compared to last month. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 4.98 percent.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. Over the past month, 1 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. During this time, 2 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, compared to 0 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

The growth rate of FMS's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 2.88 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. The PEG ratio of FMS is 7.33.

In the trailing 52-weeks, FMS hit 50.22 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 38.05. Today's price is 24.13 percent above the 52-week low, and 5.95 percent below the high. FMS has a price/earnings 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 stock has a market capitalization of $29.11 billion. FMS will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.