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.

Several price targets were given for SWC by the analysts covering the stock. The most optimistic price target was 18, implying a possible profit of 3.51 percent. The lowest price target was 16, which equates to a potential downside 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.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 11.11 percent on average, compared to last month. That number becomes -4.17 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. 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. 1 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. Also over the last month, 1 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.

SWC has an estimated earnings growth rate of 329.32 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. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. SWC has a PEG ratio of 0.68.

SWC has a 52-week high of 17.53 and a 52-week low of 9.02. Today's price is 92.79 percent above the 52-week low, and 0.8 percent below the 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 market cap of SWC is $2.11 billion. SWC will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.