Analyst Ratings for Sunstone Hotel Investors Inc. (SHO)

Updated: 2017-07-26

Analysts covering Sunstone Hotel Investors Inc. (NYSE:SHO) have given it a consensus rating of Hold. A consensus rating of Hold was previously issued for SHO last month.

16 analysts issued ratings on the stock, where 3 gave SHO a buy rating, 1 issued an overweight rating, 9 gave a hold rating, 0 gave an underweight rating, and 3 gave 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. Meanwhile, the number of analysts pessimistic about the company has increased by 0.

Several price targets were given for SHO by the analysts covering the stock. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 17, which equates to a potential upside of 6.99 percent. The lowest price target was 13, implying potential capital losses of -18.19 percent. Some investors take price targets and stock ratings with a grain of salt, knowing that some analysts can have indirect business with the stocks they cover.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 2.63 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is -3.7 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 0.75 percent. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 3.59 percent.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. Over the past month, 1 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 0 analysts revised their estimates downwards. During this time, 2 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, compared to 0 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

SHO has an estimated earnings growth rate of 42.77 percent as forecasted by analysts. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. 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 SHO is 0.45.

In the last 52-weeks, SHO has achieved a high of 16.86 and a low of 12.14. Currently the stock is 30.89 percent higher than its low, and below the high by 5.75 percent. SHO has a price/earnings ratio of 19.26. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The SHO value stock report compares SHO to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $3.57 billion. SHO is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.