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, which equates to a potential upside of 0.8 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 49, implying a possible loss of -13.35 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some stocks.

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. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised downwards by -0.27 percent, compared to last month. 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. Over the past month, 1 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 0 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Over the same time period, 1 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.

The growth rate of SCAI's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 252.15 percent. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the 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. 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. Currently the stock is 50.76 percent higher than its 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 market cap of SCAI is $2.28 billion. SCAI's next earnings release will be on 2017-02-14, which is -915 days away.