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 highest price target was 85, implying a possible profit of 39.41 percent. The lowest price target was 53, implying potential capital losses of -13.07 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 -0.75 percent on average, compared to last month. That number becomes -7.64 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 -0.68 percent. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -6.07 percent.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. Over the past month, 2 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, which can be compared to the 2 analysts that decreased their estimates. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, compared to 2 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

The growth rate of GPI's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 8.25 percent. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. 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. Today's price is 10.73 percent above the 52-week low, 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 stock has a market capitalization of $1.3 billion. GPI is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.