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 maximum price target given was 113, implying a possible profit of 0.01 percent. The minimum price target given was 111, implying potential capital losses of -1.76 percent. One must be careful with overanalyzing price targets and ratings due to possible conflicts of interest among the analysts releasing them.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 0 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is -5.18 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 0 percent. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -7.88 percent in FY estimates.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 0 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 0 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 0 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

VAL has an estimated earnings growth rate of 6.83 percent as forecasted by analysts. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. 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 0.07 percent below the high. VAL has a P/E 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 stock has a market capitalization of $8.98 billion. VAL will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.