Analyst Ratings for GCP Applied Technologies Inc. (GCP)

Updated: 2017-07-28

Shares of GCP Applied Technologies Inc. (NYSE:GCP) have received a consensus rating of Buy from Wall Street analysts. GCP had previously received a consensus rating of Buy a month ago.

A buy rating was issued by 4 analysts, 1 issued an overweight rating, 0 gave a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 0 issued a sell rating. Today, there are 1 more analysts optimistic about the company future as compared with 90 days ago. During this time, the number of analysts bearish on the stock has increased by 0.

GCP was given price targets by several analysts. The most optimistic price target was 37, implying a possible profit of 21.71 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 36, implying potential capital losses of 18.42 percent. One must be careful with overanalyzing price targets and ratings due to possible conflicts of interest among the analysts releasing them.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 0 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is -46.87 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 0 percent. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -47.54 percent in FY estimates.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, compared to 0 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

GCP has an estimated earnings growth rate of 51.06 percent as forecasted by analysts. 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 people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. 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. GCP has a PEG ratio of 1.11.

In the trailing 52-weeks, GCP hit 34.23 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 25.10. Today's price is 21.12 percent above the 52-week low, and 11.19 percent below the high. GCP has a price/earnings ratio of 56.89. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The GCP value stock report compares GCP to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of GCP is $2.16 billion. GCP will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.