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 most optimistic price target was 24.25, implying a possible profit of 2.84 percent. The lowest price target 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. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is 20.71 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 0 percent. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 5.42 percent in FY estimates.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the 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.

Analysts estimate earnings of HW to grow at a rate of 150.59 percent. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, 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. HW has a PEG ratio of 0.28.

HW has traded between a high of 23.99 and a low of 16.05 over the past year. Currently the stock is 46.92 percent higher than its low, 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 market cap of HW is $1.77 billion. HW's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.