Analyst Ratings for Matson Inc. (MATX)

Updated: 2017-07-27

An average rating of Overweight has been given to Matson Inc. (NYSE:MATX) by analysts covering the stock. Last month, MATX received an average rating of Overweight.

6 analysts issued ratings on the stock, where 3 gave MATX a buy rating, 0 issued an overweight rating, 3 issued a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 0 gave a sell rating. Today, there are 0 more analysts optimistic about the company future as compared with 90 days ago. Over the same time period, there has been an increase of 0 in the number of analysts with a negative outlook on the stock.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for MATX. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 52, which equates to a potential upside of 83.55 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 35, which equates to a potential downside of 23.54 percent. Note that investment analysts can be biased in their reporting on companies's ratings and price targets.

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 13.12 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. 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 0.62 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 revised their estimates downwards. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 0 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of MATX to grow at a rate of -3.28 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. 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. MATX has a PEG ratio of -5.39.

MATX has traded between a high of 43.00 and a low of 27.90 over the past year. Currently the stock is 1.54 percent higher than its low, and below the high by 34.12 percent. MATX has a price/earnings ratio of 17.68. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The MATX value stock report compares MATX to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $1.28 billion. MATX's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.