Analyst Ratings for Torchmark Corp. (TMK)

Updated: 2017-07-26

Torchmark Corp. (NYSE:TMK) was awarded an average rating of Underweight from investment analysts following the stock. About 30 days ago, TMK was issued an average rating of Underweight.

11 analysts issued ratings on the stock, where 0 gave TMK a buy rating, 0 gave an overweight rating, 6 gave a hold rating, 1 issued an underweight rating, and 4 issued a sell rating. Today, there are 0 more analysts optimistic about the company future as compared with 90 days ago. Meanwhile, the number of analysts pessimistic about the company has increased by 0.

TMK was given price targets by several analysts. The highest price target was 79, which equates to a potential upside of 0.57 percent. The minimum price target given was 65, implying a possible loss of -17.25 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 0 percent on average, compared to last month. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is 0 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 0.11 percent, as compared to a month ago. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 0.11 percent in FY estimates.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 0 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 0 analysts revised their estimates downwards. During this time, 0 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.

The growth rate of TMK's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 1.61 percent. Another measure frequently examined by investors is 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. 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. TMK has a PEG ratio of 10.59.

In the last 52-weeks, TMK has achieved a high of 79.53 and a low of 60.49. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 29.86 percent, and 1.23 percent below the high. TMK has a P/E ratio of 17.05. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The TMK value stock report compares TMK to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of TMK is $9.22 billion. TMK will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.