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 maximum price target given was 71, implying a possible profit of 15.79 percent. The minimum price target given was 56, implying potential capital losses of -8.68 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 -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. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 0.98 percent. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 0.98 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, which can be compared to the 4 analysts that decreased their estimates. During this time, 2 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, compared to 1 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

The growth rate of GATX's earnings is estimated by analysts to be -21.81 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, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. The PEG ratio of GATX is -0.48.

In the trailing 52-weeks, GATX hit 66.30 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 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 stock has a market capitalization of $2.39 billion. GATX's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.