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 price target was 113, implying a possible profit of 0.01 percent. The lowest price target was 111, implying a possible loss 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.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 0 percent. That number becomes -5.18 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. 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.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 0 analysts revised their estimates downwards. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, compared to 0 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

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. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 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 a 52-week high of 113.07 and a 52-week low of 97.62. Today's price is 15.74 percent above the 52-week 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's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.