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, which equates to a potential upside of 0.8 percent. The minimum price target given was 49, which equates to a potential downside of -13.35 percent. One must be careful with overanalyzing price targets and ratings due to possible conflicts of interest among the analysts releasing them.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 0.67 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is -0.58 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed downwards by -0.27 percent. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -1.7 percent in FY estimates.

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 revised their estimates downwards. Also over the last month, 1 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.

The growth rate of SCAI's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 252.15 percent. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. 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. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. The PEG ratio of SCAI is 0.4.

SCAI has a 52-week high of 57.44 and a 52-week low of 37.51. Currently the stock is 50.76 percent higher than its low, 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 stock has a market capitalization of $2.28 billion. SCAI will post this quarters earnings in -824 days, on 2017-02-14.