Analyst Ratings for OM Asset Management PLC (OMAM)

Updated: 2017-07-27

An average rating of Buy has been given to OM Asset Management PLC (NYSE:OMAM) by analysts covering the stock. OMAM had previously received a consensus rating of Buy a month ago.

A buy rating was issued by 7 analysts, 0 gave an overweight rating, 2 gave 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 2 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 OMAM. The maximum price target given was 22, implying potential capital gains of 48.55 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 16, implying potential capital losses of 8.04 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.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 0 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is 4.13 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 0.66 percent, as compared to a month ago. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 4.46 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, which can be compared to the 2 analysts that decreased their estimates. Over the same time period, 2 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 0 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of OMAM to grow at a rate of 59.7 percent. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, 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 OMAM is 0.27.

OMAM has traded between a high of 16.01 and a low of 12.10 over the past year. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 22.4 percent, and 7.5 percent below the high. OMAM has a price/earnings ratio of 15.89. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The OMAM value stock report compares OMAM to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of OMAM is $1.73 billion. OMAM's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.