Analyst Ratings for Norbord Inc. (OSB)

Updated: 2017-07-28

Analysts covering Norbord Inc. (NYSE:OSB) have given it a consensus rating of Overweight. About 30 days ago, OSB was issued an average rating of Overweight.

Of the 9 analysts covering the stock, 5 gave it a buy rating, 0 issued an overweight rating, 4 issued a hold rating, 0 gave an underweight rating, and 0 issued a sell rating. Over the past 90 days, the number of analysts that are bullish on the stock has increased by 1. During this time, the number of analysts bearish on the stock has increased by 0.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for OSB. The maximum price target given was 54, implying a possible profit of 58.5 percent. The minimum price target given was 35.36, which equates to a potential downside of 3.79 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 -4.28 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is 37.1 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised downwards by -0.66 percent, compared to last month. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 10.04 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 1 analysts decreased their estimates.

OSB has an estimated earnings growth rate of 4 percent as forecasted by analysts. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, 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. OSB has a PEG ratio of 2.67.

In the trailing 52-weeks, OSB hit 35.51 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 21.40. Currently the stock is 59.21 percent higher than its low, and 4.06 percent lower than its 52-week high. OSB has a P/E ratio of 10.67. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The OSB value stock report compares OSB to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of OSB is $3.61 billion. OSB is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.