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 most pessimistic price target was 34, implying a possible loss of 14.21 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.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates downwards for this quarter, by about -11.38 percent on average, compared to last month. That number becomes -15.44 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed downwards by -3.14 percent. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -3.38 percent in FY estimates.

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 made negative revisions. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 6 analysts decreased their estimates.

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. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. GMS has a PEG ratio of 0.37.

In the trailing 52-weeks, GMS hit 36.99 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 20.23. Currently the stock is 47.16 percent higher than its low, and below the high by 19.52 percent. GMS has a P/E 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's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.