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.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for VAL. The most optimistic price target was 113, implying potential capital gains of 0.01 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 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. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is -5.18 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 0 percent, as compared to a month ago. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -7.88 percent.

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 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. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. The PEG ratio of VAL is 3.94.

VAL has traded between a high of 113.07 and a low of 97.62 over the past year. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 15.74 percent, and 0.07 percent below the high. 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.