Analyst Ratings for GMS Inc. (GMS)

Updated: 2017-07-28

An average rating of Buy has been given to GMS Inc. (NYSE:GMS) by analysts covering the stock. GMS had previously received a consensus rating of Overweight a month ago.

5 analysts declared GMS a buy, 2 gave an overweight rating, 1 issued a hold rating, 0 gave an underweight rating, and 0 issued a sell rating. Compared to three months ago, there has been an increase of 1 in the number of analysts with a positive outlook on the stock. During this time, the number of analysts bearish on the stock has increased by 0.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for GMS. The maximum price target given was 40, implying potential capital gains of 34.36 percent. The minimum price target given was 34, which equates to a potential downside of 14.21 percent. One must be careful with overanalyzing price targets and ratings due to possible conflicts of interest among the analysts releasing them.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of -11.38 percent. That number becomes -15.44 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 -3.14 percent, as compared to a month ago. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -3.38 percent.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 0 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 4 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 6 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

The growth rate of GMS's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 67.5 percent. People on Wall Street often look at a company's 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, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. GMS has a PEG ratio of 0.37.

In the last 52-weeks, GMS has achieved a high of 36.99 and a low of 20.23. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 47.16 percent, and below the high by 19.52 percent. GMS has a price/earnings ratio of 24.74. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The GMS value stock report compares GMS to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $1.22 billion. GMS will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.