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.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for SWX. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 85, which equates to a potential upside of 3.86 percent. The minimum price target given was 68, implying a possible loss of -16.91 percent. Note that investment analysts can be biased in their reporting on companies's ratings and price targets.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 6 percent on average, compared to last month. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is 37.97 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised downwards by -0.29 percent, as compared to a month ago. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -1.17 percent in FY estimates.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 2 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. During this time, 1 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, compared to 2 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

The growth rate of SWX's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 9.91 percent. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. 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 SWX is 2.71.

In the last 52-weeks, SWX has achieved a high of 86.65 and a low of 64.26. Currently the stock is 27.36 percent higher than its low, and 5.55 percent below the high. SWX has a price/earnings 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 stock has a market capitalization of $3.92 billion. SWX is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.