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.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for GMS. The most optimistic price target was 40, implying a possible profit of 34.36 percent. The minimum price target given was 34, implying potential capital losses of 14.21 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.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of -11.38 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is -15.44 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised downwards by -3.14 percent, compared to last month. 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. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 4 analysts made negative revisions. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, compared to 6 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

Analysts estimate earnings of GMS to grow at a rate of 67.5 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. The PEG ratio of GMS is 0.37.

In the last 52-weeks, GMS has achieved a high of 36.99 and a low of 20.23. Currently the stock is 47.16 percent higher than its low, and 19.52 percent below the high. 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 market cap of GMS is $1.22 billion. GMS's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.