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.

A number of analysts gave price targets for TMK. The highest price target was 79, implying potential capital gains of 0.57 percent. The lowest price target was 65, implying potential capital losses 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.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 0 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is 0 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 0.11 percent, compared to last month. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 0.11 percent in FY estimates.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 0 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 2 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of TMK to grow at a rate of 1.61 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. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. The PEG ratio of TMK is 10.59.

TMK has traded between a high of 79.53 and a low of 60.49 over the past year. Today's price is 29.86 percent above the 52-week low, 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 is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.