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 maximum price target given was 65, which equates to a potential upside of 32.76 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 48, implying a possible loss of -1.96 percent. Note that investment analysts can be biased in their reporting on companies's ratings and price targets.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change 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, which can be compared to the 1 analysts that decreased their estimates. 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. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. 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 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 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's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.