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.

Several price targets were given for SHPG by the analysts covering the stock. The highest price target was 325, implying potential capital gains of 91.9 percent. The lowest price target was 173, implying a possible loss 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.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates downwards for this quarter, by about -0.28 percent on average, compared to last month. 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, 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. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. SHPG has a PEG ratio of 0.12.

In the last 52-weeks, SHPG has achieved a high of 209.22 and a low of 158.54. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 6.82 percent, and 19.05 percent lower than its 52-week 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's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.