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 highest price target was 80, implying a possible profit of 14.76 percent. The minimum price target given was 48, which equates to a potential downside of -31.14 percent. One must be careful with overanalyzing price targets and ratings due to possible conflicts of interest among the analysts releasing them.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 0.6 percent. That number becomes -5 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised downwards by -0.72 percent, as compared to a month ago. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 0.01 percent in FY estimates.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their 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, while 2 analysts decreased their estimates.

MOH has an estimated earnings growth rate of 7.85 percent as forecasted by analysts. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. 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. 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. Currently the stock is 63.79 percent higher than its low, and below the high by 4.23 percent. MOH has a price/earnings 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 will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.