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.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for CAKE. The highest price target was 65, implying potential capital gains of 32.76 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 48, implying a possible loss 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. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days 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.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 1 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 2 analysts decreased their estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of CAKE to grow at a rate of -3.54 percent. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. CAKE has a PEG ratio of -4.85.

CAKE has a 52-week high of 67.14 and a 52-week low of 48.65. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 0.64 percent, and below the high by 27.08 percent. 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.