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.

Several price targets were given for BUFF by the analysts covering the stock. The maximum price target given was 33, implying potential capital gains of 44.36 percent. The minimum price target given was 23, which equates to a potential downside of 0.61 percent. One must be careful with overanalyzing price targets and ratings due to possible conflicts of interest among the analysts releasing them.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 0 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is -4.55 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 -0.54 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, while 2 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

The growth rate of BUFF's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 34.05 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. 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. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. The PEG ratio of BUFF is 0.99.

BUFF has traded between a high of 27.50 and a low of 21.60 over the past year. Today's price is 5.83 percent above the 52-week low, and below the high by 16.87 percent. 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.