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.

A number of analysts gave price targets for BUFF. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 33, implying potential capital gains of 44.36 percent. The minimum price target given was 23, implying potential capital losses of 0.61 percent. Many analysts are not unbiased in their coverage of stocks, including price targets and stock ratings, so care must be taken in interpreting numbers released by them.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 0 percent on average, compared to last month. That number becomes -4.55 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 -0.54 percent.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the 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, while 2 analysts decreased their estimates.

BUFF has an estimated earnings growth rate of 34.05 percent as forecasted by analysts. 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, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. 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.