Analyst Ratings for GATX Corp. (GATX)

Updated: 2017-07-27

Shares of GATX Corp. (NYSE:GATX) have received a consensus rating of Overweight from Wall Street analysts. GATX had previously received a consensus rating of Hold a month ago.

7 analysts issued ratings on the stock, where 2 gave GATX a buy rating, 0 gave an overweight rating, 5 issued a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 0 issued a sell rating. Over the past 90 days, the number of analysts that are bullish on the stock has increased by 0. During this time, the number of analysts bearish on the stock has decreased by 1.

GATX was given price targets by several analysts. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 71, implying potential capital gains of 15.79 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 56, implying a possible loss of -8.68 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 downwards for this quarter, by about -9.72 percent on average, compared to last month. That number becomes -9.72 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 0.98 percent, compared to last month. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 0.98 percent.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 0 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, which can be compared to the 4 analysts that decreased their estimates. Over the same time period, 2 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 1 analysts decreased their estimates.

The growth rate of GATX's earnings is estimated by analysts to be -21.81 percent. People on Wall Street often look at a company's 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. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. GATX has a PEG ratio of -0.48.

GATX has a 52-week high of 66.30 and a 52-week low of 40.66. Today's price is 50.81 percent above the 52-week low, and 7.51 percent lower than its 52-week high. GATX has a P/E ratio of 10.36. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The GATX value stock report compares GATX to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of GATX is $2.39 billion. GATX is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.