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.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for GEF. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 73, implying a possible profit of 29.02 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 47, which equates to a potential downside of -16.93 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.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 0 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is 1.2 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised downwards by -0.52 percent, as compared to a month ago. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -1.71 percent in FY estimates.

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 made negative revisions. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 2 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

GEF has an estimated earnings growth rate of 77.24 percent as forecasted by analysts. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, 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, 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.

GEF has traded between a high of 63.04 and a low of 38.52 over the past year. 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 price/earnings 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 market cap of GEF is $2.76 billion. GEF's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.