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 analyst gave a price target of 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.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 0.96 percent. That number becomes 1.92 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 1.31 percent, as compared to a month ago. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 4.98 percent in FY estimates.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 1 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 0 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Also over the last month, 2 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of FMS to grow at a rate of 2.88 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. 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, 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.

FMS has traded between a high of 50.22 and a low of 38.05 over the past year. Today's price is 24.13 percent above the 52-week low, and 5.95 percent lower than its 52-week 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 is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.