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.

SCAI was given price targets by several analysts. The maximum price target given was 57, implying a possible profit of 0.8 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 49, implying a possible loss of -13.35 percent. Some investors take price targets and stock ratings with a grain of salt, knowing that some analysts can have indirect business with the stocks they cover.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average 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. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised downwards by -0.27 percent, as compared to a month ago. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -1.7 percent.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 1 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. 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. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. SCAI has a PEG ratio of 0.4.

SCAI has a 52-week high of 57.44 and a 52-week low of 37.51. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 50.76 percent, and 1.55 percent lower than its 52-week high. SCAI has a P/E 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 market cap of SCAI is $2.28 billion. SCAI is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 2017-02-14, days from today.