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.

A number of analysts gave price targets for HW. The highest price target was 24.25, implying a possible profit of 2.84 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 23.5, implying a possible loss of -0.34 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.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 0 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is 20.71 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 0 percent, compared to last month. 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. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of HW to grow at a rate of 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. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. The PEG ratio of HW is 0.28.

HW has traded between a high of 23.99 and a low of 16.05 over the past year. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 46.92 percent, and below the high by 1.71 percent. 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's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.