Analyst Ratings for Domtar Corp. (UFS)

Updated: 2017-07-27

Analysts covering Domtar Corp. (NYSE:UFS) have given it a consensus rating of Hold. Last month, UFS received an average rating of Hold.

Of the 14 analysts covering the stock, 3 gave it a buy rating, 1 gave an overweight rating, 8 gave a hold rating, 1 issued an underweight rating, and 1 issued a sell rating. Over the past 90 days, the number of analysts that are bullish on the stock has increased by 1. Over the same time period, there has been an increase of 0 in the number of analysts with a negative outlook on the stock.

A number of analysts gave price targets for UFS. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 52, implying potential capital gains of 35.31 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 32, implying potential capital losses of -16.73 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 1.07 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is -2.21 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised downwards by -0.94 percent, as compared to a month ago. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -1.12 percent in FY estimates.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. Over the past month, 2 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. Also over the last month, 2 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.

UFS has an estimated earnings growth rate of 14.37 percent as forecasted by analysts. Another measure frequently examined by investors is 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, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. The PEG ratio of UFS is 1.16.

In the trailing 52-weeks, UFS hit 44.58 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 33.99. Currently the stock is 13.06 percent higher than its low, and 13.8 percent below the high. UFS has a price/earnings ratio of 16.71. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The UFS value stock report compares UFS to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of UFS is $2.46 billion. UFS will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.