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 a possible profit of 26.4 percent. The most pessimistic 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.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 0.96 percent on average, compared to last month. 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 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, compared to 0 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

FMS has an estimated earnings growth rate of 2.88 percent as forecasted by analysts. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 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 a 52-week high of 50.22 and a 52-week low of 38.05. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 24.13 percent, and below the high by 5.95 percent. 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.