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 maximum price target given was 52, implying potential capital gains of 83.55 percent. The lowest price target was 35, which equates to a potential downside of 23.54 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 13.12 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 0.62 percent in FY estimates.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their 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, compared to 0 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

Analysts estimate earnings of MATX to grow at a rate of -3.28 percent. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. 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. 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 market cap of MATX is $1.28 billion. MATX is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.