Analyst Ratings for Southwest Gas Holdings Inc. (SWX)

Updated: 2017-07-26

Analysts covering Southwest Gas Holdings Inc. (NYSE:SWX) have given it a consensus rating of Hold. Last month, SWX received an average rating of Hold.

A buy rating was issued by 1 analysts, 0 issued an overweight rating, 6 gave a hold rating, 1 issued an underweight rating, and 1 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. Over the same time period, there has been an increase of 0 in the number of analysts with a negative outlook on the stock.

Several price targets were given for SWX by the analysts covering the stock. The most optimistic price target was 85, which equates to a potential upside of 3.86 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 68, implying potential capital losses of -16.91 percent. Note that investment analysts can be biased in their reporting on companies's ratings and price targets.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 6 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is 37.97 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed downwards by -0.29 percent. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -1.17 percent in FY estimates.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 2 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 0 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Over the same time period, 1 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 2 analysts decreased their estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of SWX to grow at a rate of 9.91 percent. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, 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, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. The PEG ratio of SWX is 2.71.

In the trailing 52-weeks, SWX hit 86.65 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 64.26. Currently the stock is 27.36 percent higher than its low, and below the high by 5.55 percent. SWX has a P/E ratio of 26.83. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The SWX value stock report compares SWX to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of SWX is $3.92 billion. SWX is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.