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.

CAKE was given price targets by several analysts. The highest price target was 65, which equates to a potential upside of 32.76 percent. The lowest price target was 48, implying potential capital losses of -1.96 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.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of -0.65 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is -11.63 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed downwards by -0.87 percent. 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. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 1 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, compared to 2 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

Analysts estimate earnings of CAKE to grow at a rate of -3.54 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. 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. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. CAKE has a PEG ratio of -4.85.

In the trailing 52-weeks, CAKE hit 67.14 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 48.65. Currently the stock is 0.64 percent higher than its low, and 27.08 percent lower than its 52-week high. CAKE has a price/earnings 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 will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.