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 price target was 40, implying potential capital gains 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.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates downwards by an average of -11.38 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is -15.44 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed downwards by -3.14 percent. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -3.38 percent.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 4 analysts revised their estimates downwards. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 6 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

GMS has an estimated earnings growth rate of 67.5 percent as forecasted by analysts. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. 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. GMS has a PEG ratio of 0.37.

GMS has traded between a high of 36.99 and a low of 20.23 over the past year. Today's price is 47.16 percent above the 52-week 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 market cap of GMS is $1.22 billion. GMS is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.