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 highest price target was 73, implying potential capital gains of 29.02 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 47, implying a possible loss 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. 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.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 2 analysts revised their estimates downwards. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, compared to 2 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

GEF has an estimated earnings growth rate of 77.24 percent as forecasted by analysts. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. 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. 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 below the high by 10.25 percent. 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 market cap of GEF is $2.76 billion. GEF will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.