Analyst Ratings for Vail Resorts Inc. (MTN)

Updated: 2017-07-28

Vail Resorts Inc. (NYSE:MTN) was awarded an average rating of Buy from investment analysts following the stock. About 30 days ago, MTN was issued an average rating of Buy.

A buy rating was issued by 7 analysts, 0 gave an overweight rating, 1 issued a hold rating, 0 gave an underweight rating, and 0 issued a sell rating. Compared to three months ago, there has been an decrease of 1 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.

Several price targets were given for MTN by the analysts covering the stock. The maximum price target given was 246, implying potential capital gains of 16.15 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 226, which equates to a potential downside of 6.7 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.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of -0.28 percent. That number becomes -6.1 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 1.41 percent, compared to last month. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -7.04 percent in FY estimates.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 1 analysts made negative revisions. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 1 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

MTN has an estimated earnings growth rate of 13.42 percent as forecasted by analysts. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, 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, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. MTN has a PEG ratio of 3.51.

MTN has a 52-week high of 215.82 and a 52-week low of 142.04. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 49.11 percent, and 1.86 percent lower than its 52-week high. MTN has a P/E ratio of 47.08. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The MTN value stock report compares MTN to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of MTN is $8.45 billion. MTN will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.