Analyst Ratings for Greif Inc. Cl A (GEF)

Updated: 2017-07-27

Greif Inc. Cl A (NYSE:GEF) was awarded an average rating of Overweight from investment analysts following the stock. Last month, GEF received an average rating of Overweight.

7 analysts issued ratings on the stock, where 3 gave GEF a buy rating, 1 gave an overweight rating, 2 gave a hold rating, 0 gave an underweight rating, and 1 gave a sell rating. Compared to three months ago, there has been an increase of 0 in the number of analysts with a positive outlook on the stock. Meanwhile, the number of analysts pessimistic about the company has increased by 0.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for GEF. The maximum price target given was 73, implying potential capital gains of 29.02 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 47, implying potential capital losses of -16.93 percent. It is crucial to not blindly accept any price targets or stock ratings, because many analysts have it in their best interest to give positive coverage of certain stocks.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 0 percent on average, compared to last month. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is 1.2 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed downwards by -0.52 percent. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -1.71 percent.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 2 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, compared to 2 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

The growth rate of GEF's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 77.24 percent. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. GEF has a PEG ratio of 0.45.

GEF has a 52-week high of 63.04 and a 52-week low of 38.52. Today's price is 46.88 percent above the 52-week low, and 10.25 percent lower than its 52-week high. GEF has a P/E ratio of 34.74. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The GEF value stock report compares GEF to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $2.76 billion. GEF's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.