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 highest price target 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. 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.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 0 percent on average, compared to last month. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is -5.18 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 0 percent, compared to last month. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -7.88 percent in FY estimates.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. 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. 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. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. The PEG ratio of VAL is 3.94.

In the last 52-weeks, VAL has achieved a high of 113.07 and a low of 97.62. Currently the stock is 15.74 percent higher than its low, and below the high by 0.07 percent. 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 is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.