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.

A number of analysts gave price targets for SHPG. The highest price target was 325, implying potential capital gains of 91.9 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 173, which equates to a potential downside 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.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates downwards by an average of -0.28 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is -2.88 percent. 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.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 3 analysts revised their estimates downwards. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, compared to 5 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

SHPG has an estimated earnings growth rate of 2115.69 percent as forecasted by analysts. 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. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. The PEG ratio of SHPG is 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 below the high by 19.05 percent. 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 market cap of SHPG is $51.08 billion. SHPG is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.