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.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for MOH. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 80, implying a possible profit of 14.76 percent. The lowest price target was 48, implying potential capital losses of -31.14 percent. Many analysts are not unbiased in their coverage of stocks, including price targets and stock ratings, so care must be taken in interpreting numbers released by them.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 0.6 percent on average, compared to last month. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is -5 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised downwards by -0.72 percent, as compared to a month ago. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 0.01 percent.

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

The growth rate of MOH's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 7.85 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. 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. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. MOH has a PEG ratio of 4.67.

In the last 52-weeks, MOH has achieved a high of 72.79 and a low of 42.56. Currently the stock is 63.79 percent higher than its low, and 4.23 percent lower than its 52-week high. 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.