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 highest price target was 24.25, which equates to a potential upside of 2.84 percent. The minimum price target given was 23.5, implying potential capital losses 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.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 0 percent on average, compared to last month. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is 20.71 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 0 percent. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 5.42 percent.

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

HW has an estimated earnings growth rate of 150.59 percent as forecasted by analysts. 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, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. HW has a PEG ratio of 0.28.

In the last 52-weeks, HW has achieved a high of 23.99 and a low of 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 is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.