Analyst Ratings for Cheesecake Factory Inc. (CAKE)

Updated: 2017-07-26

Cheesecake Factory Inc. (NASDAQ:CAKE) was awarded an average rating of Hold from investment analysts following the stock. Last month, CAKE received an average rating of Hold.

6 analysts declared CAKE a buy, 0 issued an overweight rating, 14 gave a hold rating, 0 gave an underweight rating, and 1 gave a sell rating. Compared to three months ago, there has been an increase of 1 in the number of analysts with a positive outlook on the stock. During this time, the number of analysts bearish on the stock has decreased by 1.

A number of analysts gave price targets for CAKE. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 65, implying potential capital gains of 32.76 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 48, which equates to a potential downside of -1.96 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.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates downwards by an average of -0.65 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is -11.63 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised downwards by -0.87 percent, as compared to a month ago. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -6.28 percent in FY estimates.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 1 analysts made negative revisions. 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 CAKE's earnings is estimated by analysts to be -3.54 percent. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, 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 CAKE is -4.85.

In the last 52-weeks, CAKE has achieved a high of 67.14 and a low of 48.65. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 0.64 percent, and 27.08 percent below the high. CAKE has a P/E ratio of 17.18. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The CAKE value stock report compares CAKE to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $2.42 billion. CAKE is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.