Analyst Ratings for Extended Stay America Inc. (STAY)

Updated: 2017-07-27

Analysts covering Extended Stay America Inc. (NYSE:STAY) have given it a consensus rating of Overweight. A consensus rating of Overweight was previously issued for STAY last month.

7 analysts declared STAY a buy, 1 gave an overweight rating, 5 gave a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 0 gave a sell rating. Today, there are 0 more analysts optimistic about the company future as compared with 90 days ago. Over the same time period, there has been an increase of 0 in the number of analysts with a negative outlook on the stock.

A number of analysts gave price targets for STAY. The most optimistic price target was 24, which equates to a potential upside of 22.76 percent. The lowest price target was 18, which equates to a potential downside of -7.93 percent. Note that investment analysts can be biased in their reporting on companies's ratings and price targets.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 0 percent. That number becomes 3.28 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised downwards by -0.48 percent, compared to last month. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 2.98 percent.

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

Analysts estimate earnings of STAY to grow at a rate of 182.56 percent. 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, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. STAY has a PEG ratio of 0.29.

In the trailing 52-weeks, STAY hit 20.19 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 13.00. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 50.38 percent, and 3.17 percent below the high. STAY has a P/E ratio of 52.81. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The STAY value stock report compares STAY to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of STAY is $3.77 billion. STAY is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.