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.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for SHPG. The highest price target was 325, which equates to a potential upside of 91.9 percent. The minimum price target given was 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.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates downwards for this quarter, by about -0.28 percent on average, compared to last month. 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. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -1.23 percent in FY estimates.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, which can be compared to the 3 analysts that decreased their estimates. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, compared to 5 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

Analysts estimate earnings of SHPG to grow at a rate of 2115.69 percent. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. 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. Today's price is 6.82 percent above the 52-week 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 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.