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.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for NSM. The highest price target was 22, implying a possible profit of 21.61 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 15, implying potential capital losses of -17.08 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 downwards for this quarter, by about -4.05 percent on average, compared to last month. That number becomes -10 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised downwards by -0.6 percent, compared to last month. 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. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 2 analysts made negative revisions. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, compared to 2 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

NSM has an estimated earnings growth rate of -10.29 percent as forecasted by analysts. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. 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 lower than its 52-week high. NSM has a price/earnings 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's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.