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.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for NSM. The maximum price target given was 22, implying potential capital gains of 21.61 percent. The lowest price target was 15, implying a possible loss of -17.08 percent. Some investors take price targets and stock ratings with a grain of salt, knowing that some analysts can have indirect business with the stocks they cover.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of -4.05 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days 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. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -7.57 percent.

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 2 analysts revised their estimates downwards. 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. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. The PEG ratio of NSM is -1.13.

NSM has traded between a high of 19.83 and a low of 11.76 over the past year. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 53.83 percent, and below the high by 8.77 percent. 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 stock has a market capitalization of $1.78 billion. NSM will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.