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.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for SBUX. The highest price target was 75, which equates to a potential upside of 26.05 percent. The lowest price target was 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. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which 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.

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 2 analysts made negative revisions. Over the same time period, 2 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, compared to 3 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

The growth rate of SBUX's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 9.58 percent. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, 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, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. SBUX has a PEG ratio of 3.15.

In the last 52-weeks, SBUX has achieved a high of 64.87 and a low of 50.84. Today's price is 17.03 percent above the 52-week low, and 8.28 percent lower than its 52-week high. SBUX has a P/E 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 stock has a market capitalization of $83.9 billion. SBUX's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.