Analyst Ratings for Huntsman Corp. (HUN)

Updated: 2017-07-26

Analysts covering Huntsman Corp. (NYSE:HUN) have given it a consensus rating of Buy. About 30 days ago, HUN was issued an average rating of Overweight.

Of the 10 analysts covering the stock, 7 gave it a buy rating, 1 issued an overweight rating, 2 issued a hold rating, 0 gave an underweight rating, and 0 issued a sell rating. Over the past 90 days, the number of analysts that are bullish on the stock has increased by 0. Over the same time period, there has been an decrease of 1 in the number of analysts with a negative outlook on the stock.

Several price targets were given for HUN by the analysts covering the stock. The highest price target was 34, implying potential capital gains of 24 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 21, implying a possible loss of -23.41 percent. One must be careful with overanalyzing price targets and ratings due to possible conflicts of interest among the analysts releasing them.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates downwards by an average of -2.23 percent. That number becomes 0.05 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 0.23 percent, compared to last month. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 3.35 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 3 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, compared to 3 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

Analysts estimate earnings of HUN to grow at a rate of 51.9 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. 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. The PEG ratio of HUN is 0.37.

HUN has traded between a high of 28.20 and a low of 14.16 over the past year. Today's price is 93.64 percent above the 52-week low, and 2.77 percent lower than its 52-week high. HUN has a P/E ratio of 19.17. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The HUN value stock report compares HUN to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $6.61 billion. HUN will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.