Analyst Ratings for Nationstar Mortgage Holdings Inc. (NSM)

Updated: 2017-07-27

Nationstar Mortgage Holdings Inc. (NYSE:NSM) was awarded an average rating of Hold from investment analysts following the stock. About 30 days ago, NSM was issued an average rating of Hold.

Of the 6 analysts covering the stock, 2 gave it a buy rating, 0 gave an overweight rating, 2 gave a hold rating, 0 gave an underweight rating, and 2 gave 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. Meanwhile, the number of analysts pessimistic about the company has increased by 0.

Several price targets were given for NSM by the analysts covering the stock. The highest price target was 22, implying potential capital gains of 21.61 percent. The minimum price target given was 15, implying potential capital losses of -17.08 percent. Note that investment analysts can be biased in their reporting on companies's ratings and price targets.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates downwards by an average of -4.05 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is -10 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised downwards by -0.6 percent, as compared to a month ago. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -7.57 percent in FY estimates.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, which can be compared to the 2 analysts that decreased their estimates. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 2 analysts decreased their estimates.

The growth rate of NSM's earnings is estimated by analysts to be -10.29 percent. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. 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. The PEG ratio of NSM is -1.13.

NSM has a 52-week high of 19.83 and a 52-week low of 11.76. Currently the stock is 53.83 percent higher than its low, and 8.77 percent below the high. NSM has a P/E ratio of 11.6. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The NSM value stock report compares NSM to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of NSM is $1.78 billion. NSM is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.