Analyst Ratings for Stillwater Mining Company (SWC)

Updated: 2017-04-07

Stillwater Mining Company (NYSE:SWC) was awarded an average rating of Hold from investment analysts following the stock. Last month, SWC received an average rating of Hold.

1 analysts declared SWC a buy, 0 gave an overweight rating, 5 issued a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 0 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.

SWC was given price targets by several analysts. The maximum price target given was 18, which equates to a potential upside of 3.51 percent. The minimum price target given was 16, implying a possible loss of -7.99 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.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 11.11 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is -4.17 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 7.69 percent, as compared to a month ago. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 3.75 percent in FY estimates.

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, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. During this time, 1 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 0 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

The growth rate of SWC's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 329.32 percent. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. SWC has a PEG ratio of 0.68.

SWC has traded between a high of 17.53 and a low of 9.02 over the past year. Currently the stock is 92.79 percent higher than its low, and 0.8 percent lower than its 52-week high. SWC has a P/E ratio of 222.86. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The SWC value stock report compares SWC to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $2.11 billion. SWC will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.