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 most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 40, which equates to a potential upside of 34.36 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 34, implying a possible loss 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. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -3.38 percent in FY estimates.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, which can be compared to the 4 analysts that decreased their estimates. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 6 analysts decreased their estimates.

The growth rate of GMS's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 67.5 percent. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, 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. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 47.16 percent, and 19.52 percent lower than its 52-week 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 stock has a market capitalization of $1.22 billion. GMS's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.