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.

MATX was given price targets by several analysts. The most optimistic price target was 52, implying potential capital gains of 83.55 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 35, implying potential capital losses of 23.54 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some stocks.

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 13.12 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 0.62 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 made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of MATX to grow at a rate of -3.28 percent. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 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.

In the trailing 52-weeks, MATX hit 43.00 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 27.90. Today's price is 1.54 percent above the 52-week low, and below the high by 34.12 percent. MATX has a P/E 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 market cap of MATX is $1.28 billion. MATX's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.