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.

A number of analysts gave price targets for MDC. The most optimistic price target was 35, which equates to a potential upside of -0.99 percent. The minimum price target given was 26, implying potential capital losses of -26.45 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some stocks.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 0 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is -3.11 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 0.59 percent. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 2.44 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 made negative revisions. Over the same time period, 2 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.

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. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. MDC has a PEG ratio of 1.25.

In the last 52-weeks, MDC has achieved a high of 36.92 and a low of 21.25. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 66.35 percent, and 4.25 percent lower than its 52-week high. MDC has a price/earnings 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 is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.