Analyst Ratings for Matador Resources Co. (MTDR)

Updated: 2017-07-27

Matador Resources Co. (NYSE:MTDR) was awarded an average rating of Overweight from investment analysts following the stock. MTDR had previously received a consensus rating of Overweight a month ago.

20 analysts issued ratings on the stock, where 13 gave MTDR a buy rating, 2 gave an overweight rating, 5 gave a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 0 issued a sell rating. Compared to three months ago, there has been an increase of 0 in the number of analysts with a positive outlook on the stock. During this time, the number of analysts bearish on the stock has increased by 0.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for MTDR. The maximum price target given was 38, which equates to a potential upside of 55.93 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 17, implying potential capital losses of -30.24 percent. It is crucial to not blindly accept any price targets or stock ratings, because many analysts have it in their best interest to give positive coverage of certain stocks.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates downwards by an average of -21.43 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is -15.38 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed downwards by -22.05 percent. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -14.34 percent.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. Over the past month, 3 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 5 analysts made negative revisions. Over the same time period, 3 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, compared to 6 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

MTDR has an estimated earnings growth rate of 12.16 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. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. MTDR has a PEG ratio of 3.93.

MTDR has a 52-week high of 28.51 and a 52-week low of 18.56. Currently the stock is 31.3 percent higher than its low, and below the high by 14.52 percent. MTDR has a P/E ratio of 47.77. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The MTDR value stock report compares MTDR to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of MTDR is $2.42 billion. MTDR's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.