Analyst Ratings for Shire PLC ADR (SHPG)

Updated: 2017-07-28

Shire PLC ADR (NASDAQ:SHPG) was awarded an average rating of Buy from investment analysts following the stock. SHPG had previously received a consensus rating of Buy a month ago.

Of the 25 analysts covering the stock, 20 gave it a buy rating, 0 gave an overweight rating, 5 issued a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 0 issued a sell rating. Today, there are 0 more analysts optimistic about the company future as compared with 90 days ago. Meanwhile, the number of analysts pessimistic about the company has increased by 0.

SHPG was given price targets by several analysts. The highest price target was 325, which equates to a potential upside of 91.9 percent. The minimum price target given was 173, implying potential capital losses of 2.15 percent. It is crucial to not blindly accept any price targets or stock ratings, because many analysts have it in their best interest to give positive coverage of certain stocks.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of -0.28 percent. That number becomes -2.88 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 -0.8 percent, as compared to a month ago. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -1.23 percent.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 3 analysts made negative revisions. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 5 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

The growth rate of SHPG's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 2115.69 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. 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. SHPG has a PEG ratio of 0.12.

SHPG has traded between a high of 209.22 and a low of 158.54 over the past year. Currently the stock is 6.82 percent higher than its low, and 19.05 percent lower than its 52-week high. SHPG has a P/E ratio of 254.14. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The SHPG value stock report compares SHPG to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $51.08 billion. SHPG is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.