Analyst Ratings for Fortuna Silver Mines Inc. (FSM)

Updated: 2017-07-27

An average rating of Overweight has been given to Fortuna Silver Mines Inc. (NYSE:FSM) by analysts covering the stock. A consensus rating of Buy was previously issued for FSM last month.

5 analysts issued ratings on the stock, where 3 gave FSM a buy rating, 0 gave an overweight rating, 2 gave a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 0 issued a sell rating. Today, there are 2 more analysts optimistic about the company future as compared with 90 days ago. Over the same time period, there has been an increase of 0 in the number of analysts with a negative outlook on the stock.

Several price targets were given for FSM by the analysts covering the stock. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 9.75, implying potential capital gains of 96.57 percent. The lowest price target was 8, implying potential capital losses of 61.29 percent. Note that investment analysts can be biased in their reporting on companies's ratings and price targets.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates downwards for this quarter, by about -11.11 percent on average, compared to last month. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is -26.25 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised downwards by -5.13 percent, compared to last month. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -14.9 percent.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 1 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, compared to 1 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

The growth rate of FSM's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 21.68 percent. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. 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. The PEG ratio of FSM is 1.

FSM has traded between a high of 9.75 and a low of 4.11 over the past year. Today's price is 20.68 percent above the 52-week low, and 49.13 percent lower than its 52-week high. FSM has a price/earnings ratio of 21.72. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The FSM value stock report compares FSM to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $0.96011 billion. FSM will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.