Analyst Ratings for Starbucks Corp. (SBUX)

Updated: 2017-07-28

Starbucks Corp. (NASDAQ:SBUX) was awarded an average rating of Buy from investment analysts following the stock. About 30 days ago, SBUX was issued an average rating of Buy.

Of the 33 analysts covering the stock, 24 gave it a buy rating, 2 issued an overweight rating, 7 gave a hold rating, 0 gave an underweight rating, and 0 issued a sell rating. Over the past 90 days, the number of analysts that are bullish on the stock has increased by 1. Over the same time period, there has been an increase of 0 in the number of analysts with a negative outlook on the stock.

A number of analysts gave price targets for SBUX. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 75, which equates to a potential upside of 26.05 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 57, which equates to a potential downside of -4.2 percent. It is crucial to not blindly accept any price targets or stock ratings, because many analysts have it in their best interest to give positive coverage of certain stocks.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 0 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is 0 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 0 percent, compared to last month. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -0.71 percent.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 2 analysts revised their estimates downwards. During this time, 2 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, compared to 3 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

SBUX has an estimated earnings growth rate of 9.58 percent as forecasted by analysts. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. 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 SBUX is 3.15.

In the last 52-weeks, SBUX has achieved a high of 64.87 and a low of 50.84. Currently the stock is 17.03 percent higher than its low, and below the high by 8.28 percent. SBUX has a price/earnings ratio of 30.2. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The SBUX value stock report compares SBUX to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of SBUX is $83.9 billion. SBUX's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.