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.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for FMS. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 59.7, implying potential capital gains of 26.4 percent. The lowest price target was 38.72, which equates to a potential downside 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. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which 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 made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. Over the same time period, 2 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of FMS to grow at a rate of 2.88 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. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. 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. Currently the stock is 24.13 percent higher than its low, and below the high by 5.95 percent. 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 stock has a market capitalization of $29.11 billion. FMS will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.