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 most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 57, implying a possible profit of 0.8 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 49, which equates to a potential downside 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. That number becomes -0.58 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised downwards by -0.27 percent, as compared to a month ago. 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. Over the past month, 1 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. Over the same time period, 1 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, compared to 0 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

SCAI has an estimated earnings growth rate of 252.15 percent as forecasted by analysts. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, 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 below the 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 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.