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 minimum price target given was 47, which equates to a potential downside of -16.93 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 upwards for this quarter, by about 0 percent on average, compared to last month. That number becomes 1.2 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 downwards by -0.52 percent. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -1.71 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, which can be compared to the 2 analysts that decreased their estimates. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 2 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of GEF to grow at a rate of 77.24 percent. People on Wall Street often look at a company's 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, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. The PEG ratio of GEF is 0.45.

In the trailing 52-weeks, GEF hit 63.04 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 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.