Analyst Ratings for Vector Group Ltd. (VGR)

Updated: 2017-07-27

Vector Group Ltd. (NYSE:VGR) was awarded an average rating of Buy from investment analysts following the stock. Last month, VGR received an average rating of Buy.

A buy rating was issued by 1 analysts, 0 gave an overweight rating, 0 issued a hold rating, 0 gave an underweight rating, and 0 issued a sell rating. Compared to three months ago, there has been an increase of 0 in the number of analysts with a positive outlook on the stock. Meanwhile, the number of analysts pessimistic about the company has increased by 0.

VGR was given price targets by several analysts. The maximum price target given was 27, implying a possible profit of 27.24 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 27, implying a possible loss of 27.24 percent. Note that investment analysts can be biased in their reporting on companies's ratings and price targets.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 0 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is -10 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 0 percent, compared to last month. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -3.03 percent.

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

Analysts estimate earnings of VGR to grow at a rate of 67.98 percent. 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. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. The PEG ratio of VGR is 0.82.

VGR has traded between a high of 23.24 and a low of 19.79 over the past year. Currently the stock is 7.23 percent higher than its low, and below the high by 8.69 percent. VGR has a price/earnings ratio of 55.77. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The VGR value stock report compares VGR to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $2.75 billion. VGR will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.