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 price target was 65, implying a possible profit of 32.76 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 48, implying potential capital losses of -1.96 percent. Note that investment analysts can be biased in their reporting on companies's ratings and price targets.

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. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed downwards by -0.87 percent. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -6.28 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 1 analysts made negative revisions. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 2 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

CAKE has an estimated earnings growth rate of -3.54 percent as forecasted by analysts. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. CAKE has a PEG ratio of -4.85.

CAKE has traded between a high of 67.14 and a low of 48.65 over the past year. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 0.64 percent, and 27.08 percent lower than its 52-week 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 market cap of CAKE is $2.42 billion. CAKE is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.