Analyst Ratings for Olin Corp. (OLN)

Updated: 2017-07-26

Olin Corp. (NYSE:OLN) was awarded an average rating of Overweight from investment analysts following the stock. Last month, OLN received an average rating of Overweight.

14 analysts issued ratings on the stock, where 8 gave OLN a buy rating, 1 issued an overweight rating, 5 issued a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 0 gave a sell rating. Compared to three months ago, there has been an increase of 3 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.

A number of analysts gave price targets for OLN. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 40, implying potential capital gains of 28.58 percent. The minimum price target given was 26, implying a possible loss of -16.43 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.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates downwards by an average of -14.29 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is -65.79 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed downwards by -1.5 percent. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -12.49 percent.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 1 analysts made negative revisions. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 1 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

OLN has an estimated earnings growth rate of 375.03 percent as forecasted by analysts. 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. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. The PEG ratio of OLN is 0.3.

OLN has traded between a high of 33.88 and a low of 18.24 over the past year. Currently the stock is 70.56 percent higher than its low, and below the high by 8.18 percent. OLN has a price/earnings ratio of 111.11. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The OLN value stock report compares OLN to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $5.24 billion. OLN's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.