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.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for HW. The maximum price target given was 24.25, which equates to a potential upside of 2.84 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 23.5, implying potential capital losses 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. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is 20.71 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 0 percent, as compared to a month ago. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 5.42 percent in FY estimates.

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

The growth rate of HW's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 150.59 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, 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, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. 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. Today's price is 46.92 percent above the 52-week low, and 1.71 percent below the high. HW has a P/E 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 market cap of HW is $1.77 billion. HW's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.