Analyst Ratings for White Mountains Insurance Group Ltd. (WTM)

Updated: 2017-07-28

An average rating of Hold has been given to White Mountains Insurance Group Ltd. (NYSE:WTM) by analysts covering the stock. A consensus rating of Hold was previously issued for WTM last month.

A buy rating was issued by 0 analysts, 0 issued an overweight rating, 2 issued a hold rating, 0 gave an underweight rating, and 0 gave 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. During this time, the number of analysts bearish on the stock has increased by 0.

Several price targets were given for WTM by the analysts covering the stock. The most optimistic price target was , which equates to a potential upside of -100 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of , implying potential capital losses of -100 percent. One must be careful with overanalyzing price targets and ratings due to possible conflicts of interest among the analysts releasing them.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 0 percent on average, compared to last month. That number becomes -41.36 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 0 percent. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -12.45 percent.

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, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. 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.

WTM has an estimated earnings growth rate of 69.93 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, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. WTM has a PEG ratio of 2.98.

WTM has traded between a high of 948.94 and a low of 805.10 over the past year. Currently the stock is 6.39 percent higher than its low, and 9.74 percent below the high. WTM has a P/E ratio of 208.42. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The WTM value stock report compares WTM to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $3.92 billion. WTM will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.