Analyst Ratings for Valspar Corp. (VAL)

Updated: 2017-05-29

An average rating of Hold has been given to Valspar Corp. (NYSE:VAL) by analysts covering the stock. About 30 days ago, VAL was issued an average rating of Hold.

A buy rating was issued by 0 analysts, 0 issued an overweight rating, 10 issued a hold rating, 0 gave an underweight rating, and 1 issued a sell rating. Compared to three months ago, there has been an decrease of 1 in the number of analysts with a positive outlook on the stock. During this time, the number of analysts bearish on the stock has increased by 0.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for VAL. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 113, implying potential capital gains of 0.01 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 111, which equates to a potential downside of -1.76 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some stocks.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 0 percent on average, compared to last month. That number becomes -5.18 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 0 percent. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -7.88 percent.

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 made negative revisions. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 0 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

The growth rate of VAL's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 6.83 percent. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. VAL has a PEG ratio of 3.94.

VAL has traded between a high of 113.07 and a low of 97.62 over the past year. Currently the stock is 15.74 percent higher than its low, and below the high by 0.07 percent. VAL has a price/earnings ratio of 26.9. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The VAL value stock report compares VAL to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of VAL is $8.98 billion. VAL's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.