Analyst Ratings for Blue Buffalo Pet Products Inc. (BUFF)

Updated: 2017-07-28

Shares of Blue Buffalo Pet Products Inc. (NASDAQ:BUFF) have received a consensus rating of Buy from Wall Street analysts. BUFF had previously received a consensus rating of Buy a month ago.

Of the 12 analysts covering the stock, 10 gave it a buy rating, 0 gave an overweight rating, 2 gave a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 0 issued a sell rating. Over the past 90 days, the number of analysts that are bullish on the stock has increased by 2. Over the same time period, there has been an increase of 0 in the number of analysts with a negative outlook on the stock.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for BUFF. The most optimistic price target was 33, implying a possible profit of 44.36 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 23, implying a possible loss of 0.61 percent. Some investors take price targets and stock ratings with a grain of salt, knowing that some analysts can have indirect business with the stocks they cover.

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 -4.55 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 -0.54 percent in FY estimates.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' 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 2 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

The growth rate of BUFF's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 34.05 percent. Another measure frequently examined by investors is 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. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. The PEG ratio of BUFF is 0.99.

In the last 52-weeks, BUFF has achieved a high of 27.50 and a low of 21.60. Today's price is 5.83 percent above the 52-week low, and 16.87 percent lower than its 52-week high. BUFF has a price/earnings ratio of 33.62. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The BUFF value stock report compares BUFF to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of BUFF is $4.41 billion. BUFF is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.