Analyst Ratings for PulteGroup Inc. (PHM)

Updated: 2017-07-28

Shares of PulteGroup Inc. (NYSE:PHM) have received a consensus rating of Overweight from Wall Street analysts. PHM had previously received a consensus rating of Overweight a month ago.

A buy rating was issued by 8 analysts, 1 gave an overweight rating, 11 gave a hold rating, 1 issued an underweight rating, and 0 issued a sell rating. Compared to three months ago, there has been an increase of 0 in the number of analysts with a positive outlook on the stock. Over the same time period, there has been an increase of 0 in the number of analysts with a negative outlook on the stock.

PHM was given price targets by several analysts. The most optimistic price target was 30, implying a possible profit of 23.2 percent. The minimum price target given was 22, implying potential capital losses of -9.65 percent. One must be careful with overanalyzing price targets and ratings due to possible conflicts of interest among the analysts releasing 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 -0.81 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed downwards by -0.69 percent. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -2.46 percent.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. Over the past month, 4 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 4 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 2 analysts decreased their estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of PHM to grow at a rate of 23.34 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. The PEG ratio of PHM is 0.58.

In the last 52-weeks, PHM has achieved a high of 25.20 and a low of 17.69. Today's price is 37.65 percent above the 52-week low, and 3.37 percent below the high. PHM has a price/earnings ratio of 13.53. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The PHM value stock report compares PHM to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of PHM is $7.35 billion. PHM is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.