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.

BUFF was given price targets by several analysts. The most optimistic price target was 33, implying potential capital gains of 44.36 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 23, which equates to a potential downside of 0.61 percent. It is crucial to not blindly accept any price targets or stock ratings, because many analysts have it in their best interest to give positive coverage of certain stocks.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 0 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is -4.55 percent. 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 -0.54 percent.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 0 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, 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 2 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

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. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, 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, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. 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 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's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.