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 most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 22, implying potential capital gains of 21.61 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 15, which equates to a potential downside of -17.08 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some stocks.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates downwards by an average of -4.05 percent. That number becomes -10 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 -0.6 percent, as compared to a month ago. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -7.57 percent.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 0 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 2 analysts made negative revisions. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, compared to 2 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

The growth rate of NSM's earnings is estimated by analysts to be -10.29 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, 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, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. The PEG ratio of NSM is -1.13.

In the trailing 52-weeks, NSM hit 19.83 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 11.76. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 53.83 percent, 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 stock has a market capitalization of $1.78 billion. NSM will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.