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 most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 325, implying a possible profit of 91.9 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 173, implying a possible loss of 2.15 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.

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. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed downwards by -0.8 percent. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -1.23 percent.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 0 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 3 analysts made negative revisions. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, compared to 5 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

Analysts estimate earnings of SHPG to grow at a rate of 2115.69 percent. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. 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. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 6.82 percent, and 19.05 percent below the high. SHPG has a price/earnings 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 market cap of SHPG is $51.08 billion. SHPG will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.