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.

A number of analysts gave price targets for GPI. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 85, implying a possible profit of 39.41 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 53, implying a possible loss of -13.07 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some stocks.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of -0.75 percent. That number becomes -7.64 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 -0.68 percent, as compared to a month ago. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -6.07 percent.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 2 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, which can be compared to the 2 analysts that decreased their estimates. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 2 analysts decreased their estimates.

GPI has an estimated earnings growth rate of 8.25 percent as forecasted by analysts. 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 people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. GPI has a PEG ratio of 1.1.

In the last 52-weeks, GPI has achieved a high of 83.18 and a low of 55.06. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 10.73 percent, and 26.7 percent below the high. GPI has a P/E 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 market cap of GPI is $1.3 billion. GPI will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.