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.

A number of analysts gave price targets for FSM. The maximum price target given was 9.75, which equates to a potential upside of 96.57 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 8, implying a possible loss of 61.29 percent. Some investors take price targets and stock ratings with a grain of salt, knowing that some analysts can have indirect business with the stocks they cover.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates downwards for this quarter, by about -11.11 percent on average, compared to last month. That number becomes -26.25 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 downwards by -5.13 percent, as compared to a month ago. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -14.9 percent.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 1 analysts made negative revisions. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 1 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

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, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. The PEG ratio of FSM is 1.

In the last 52-weeks, FSM has achieved a high of 9.75 and a low of 4.11. Currently the stock is 20.68 percent higher than its 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.