Analyst Ratings for Headwaters Inc (HW)

Updated: 2017-04-07

Shares of Headwaters Inc (NYSE:HW) have received a consensus rating of Hold from Wall Street analysts. A consensus rating of Hold was previously issued for HW last month.

4 analysts issued ratings on the stock, where 0 gave HW a buy rating, 0 issued an overweight rating, 4 gave a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 0 issued a sell rating. Today, there are 1 more analysts optimistic about the company future as compared with 90 days ago. Meanwhile, the number of analysts pessimistic about the company has increased by 0.

HW was given price targets by several analysts. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 24.25, which equates to a potential upside of 2.84 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 23.5, implying a possible loss of -0.34 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 percent. That number becomes 20.71 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 percent, compared to last month. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 5.42 percent.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 0 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of HW to grow at a rate of 150.59 percent. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. The PEG ratio of HW is 0.28.

In the trailing 52-weeks, HW hit 23.99 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 16.05. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 46.92 percent, and 1.71 percent below the high. HW has a price/earnings ratio of 42.5. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The HW value stock report compares HW to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $1.77 billion. HW will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.