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.

GEF was given price targets by several analysts. The most optimistic price target was 73, which equates to a potential upside of 29.02 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 47, implying a possible loss 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. That number becomes 1.2 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised downwards by -0.52 percent, as compared to a month ago. 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 have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 2 analysts made negative revisions. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 2 analysts decreased their 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. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. 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. Currently the stock is 46.88 percent higher than its 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 stock has a market capitalization of $2.76 billion. GEF will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.