Analyst Ratings for Surgical Care Affiliates Inc (SCAI)

Updated: 2017-02-12

Analysts covering Surgical Care Affiliates Inc (NASDAQ:SCAI) have given it a consensus rating of Hold. Last month, SCAI received an average rating of Hold.

6 analysts issued ratings on the stock, where 1 gave SCAI a buy rating, 0 issued an overweight rating, 5 issued a hold rating, 0 gave an underweight rating, and 0 gave a sell rating. Over the past 90 days, the number of analysts that are bullish on the stock has decreased by 2. 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 SCAI. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 57, which equates to a potential upside of 0.8 percent. The minimum price target given was 49, implying a possible loss of -13.35 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 0.67 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is -0.58 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised downwards by -0.27 percent, compared to last month. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -1.7 percent in FY estimates.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 1 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 0 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Also over the last month, 1 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.

SCAI has an estimated earnings growth rate of 252.15 percent as forecasted by analysts. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, 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. SCAI has a PEG ratio of 0.4.

In the trailing 52-weeks, SCAI hit 57.44 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 37.51. Today's price is 50.76 percent above the 52-week low, and 1.55 percent below the high. SCAI has a price/earnings ratio of 101.35. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The SCAI value stock report compares SCAI to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $2.28 billion. SCAI is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 2017-02-14, days from today.