Analyst Ratings for Molina Healthcare Inc. (MOH)

Updated: 2017-07-26

Analysts covering Molina Healthcare Inc. (NYSE:MOH) have given it a consensus rating of Hold. About 30 days ago, MOH was issued an average rating of Hold.

2 analysts declared MOH a buy, 0 gave an overweight rating, 10 issued a hold rating, 1 gave an underweight rating, and 2 gave a sell rating. Today, there are 0 more analysts optimistic about the company future as compared with 90 days ago. During this time, the number of analysts bearish on the stock has increased by 1.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for MOH. The most optimistic price target was 80, which equates to a potential upside of 14.76 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 48, implying potential capital losses of -31.14 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 0.6 percent on average, compared to last month. That number becomes -5 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed downwards by -0.72 percent. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 0.01 percent in FY estimates.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. Over the past month, 1 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 2 analysts revised their estimates downwards. During this time, 1 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 2 analysts decreased their estimates.

MOH has an estimated earnings growth rate of 7.85 percent as forecasted by analysts. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. MOH has a PEG ratio of 4.67.

MOH has traded between a high of 72.79 and a low of 42.56 over the past year. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 63.79 percent, and below the high by 4.23 percent. MOH has a P/E ratio of 36.68. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The MOH value stock report compares MOH to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of MOH is $3.97 billion. MOH's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.