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.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for BUFF. The highest 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. 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.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 0 percent. That number becomes -4.55 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 0 percent, compared to last month. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -0.54 percent in FY estimates.

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, while 0 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 2 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

BUFF has an estimated earnings growth rate of 34.05 percent as forecasted by analysts. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, 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, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. BUFF has a PEG ratio of 0.99.

BUFF has a 52-week high of 27.50 and a 52-week low of 21.60. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 5.83 percent, and 16.87 percent below the 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 stock has a market capitalization of $4.41 billion. BUFF's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.