Analyst Ratings for Group 1 Automotive Inc. (GPI)

Updated: 2017-07-27

Shares of Group 1 Automotive Inc. (NYSE:GPI) have received a consensus rating of Hold from Wall Street analysts. Last month, GPI received an average rating of Hold.

2 analysts declared GPI a buy, 0 issued an overweight rating, 9 issued a hold rating, 0 gave an underweight rating, and 2 gave a sell rating. Compared to three months ago, there has been an increase of 0 in the number of analysts with a positive outlook on the stock. Meanwhile, the number of analysts pessimistic about the company has increased by 0.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for GPI. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 85, which equates to a potential upside of 39.41 percent. The minimum price target given was 53, implying potential capital losses of -13.07 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some stocks.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates downwards by an average of -0.75 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is -7.64 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised downwards by -0.68 percent, as compared to a month ago. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -6.07 percent in FY estimates.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 2 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 2 analysts made negative revisions. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 2 analysts decreased their estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of GPI to grow at a rate of 8.25 percent. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at 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. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. The PEG ratio of GPI is 1.1.

In the trailing 52-weeks, GPI hit 83.18 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 55.06. Today's price is 10.73 percent above the 52-week low, and 26.7 percent lower than its 52-week high. GPI has a price/earnings ratio of 9.05. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The GPI value stock report compares GPI to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $1.3 billion. GPI will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.