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.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for STAY. The maximum price target given was 24, implying potential capital gains of 22.76 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 18, implying a possible loss of -7.93 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. 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. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 2.98 percent in FY estimates.

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

Analysts estimate earnings of STAY to grow at a rate of 182.56 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. 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. The PEG ratio of STAY is 0.29.

In the last 52-weeks, STAY has achieved a high of 20.19 and a low of 13.00. Today's price is 50.38 percent above the 52-week low, and 3.17 percent lower than its 52-week 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 will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.