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 potential capital gains of 21.61 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 15, implying potential capital losses of -17.08 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some stocks.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates downwards for this quarter, by about -4.05 percent on average, compared to last month. 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. 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.

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. 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. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. 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. Today's price is 53.83 percent above the 52-week low, 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 market cap of NSM is $1.78 billion. NSM's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.