Analyst Ratings for M.D.C. Holdings Inc. (MDC)

Updated: 2017-07-26

Shares of M.D.C. Holdings Inc. (NYSE:MDC) have received a consensus rating of Underweight from Wall Street analysts. MDC had previously received a consensus rating of Underweight a month ago.

0 analysts declared MDC a buy, 0 gave an overweight rating, 5 gave a hold rating, 1 issued an underweight rating, and 3 issued a sell rating. Today, there are 1 more analysts optimistic about the company future as compared with 90 days ago. Over the same time period, there has been an increase of 1 in the number of analysts with a negative outlook on the stock.

Several price targets were given for MDC by the analysts covering the stock. The most optimistic price target was 35, which equates to a potential upside of -0.99 percent. The lowest price target was 26, implying potential capital losses of -26.45 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 -3.11 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 0.59 percent, as compared to a month ago. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 2.44 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. Over the same time period, 2 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, compared to 0 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

Analysts estimate earnings of MDC to grow at a rate of 12.53 percent. People on Wall Street often look at a company's 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. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. MDC has a PEG ratio of 1.25.

In the trailing 52-weeks, MDC hit 36.92 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 21.25. Currently the stock is 66.35 percent higher than its low, and 4.25 percent below the high. MDC has a P/E ratio of 15.72. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The MDC value stock report compares MDC to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of MDC is $1.84 billion. MDC will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.