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.

SWX was given price targets by several analysts. The highest price target was 85, implying a possible profit of 3.86 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 68, which equates to a potential downside of -16.91 percent. One must be careful with overanalyzing price targets and ratings due to possible conflicts of interest among the analysts releasing them.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 6 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is 37.97 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised downwards by -0.29 percent, compared to last month. 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 made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 0 analysts revised their estimates downwards. During this time, 1 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 2 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

SWX has an estimated earnings growth rate of 9.91 percent as forecasted by analysts. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. 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. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 27.36 percent, 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.