Analyst Ratings for AdvancePierre Foods Holdings Inc. (APFH)

Updated: 2017-06-06

Shares of AdvancePierre Foods Holdings Inc. (NYSE:APFH) have received a consensus rating of Hold from Wall Street analysts. A consensus rating of Overweight was previously issued for APFH last month.

Of the 4 analysts covering the stock, 0 gave it a buy rating, 0 issued an overweight rating, 4 issued a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 0 issued a sell rating. Over the past 90 days, the number of analysts that are bullish on the stock has decreased by 5. Meanwhile, the number of analysts pessimistic about the company has increased by 0.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for APFH. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 40.25, implying potential capital gains of 0.05 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 29, which equates to a potential downside of -27.91 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 upwards for this quarter, by about 0 percent on average, compared to last month. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is -8.74 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised downwards by -0.37 percent, compared to last month. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -6.27 percent in FY estimates.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. Over the past month, 2 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 0 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

The growth rate of APFH's earnings is estimated by analysts to be -34.05 percent. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the 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. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. The PEG ratio of APFH is -0.58.

APFH has a 52-week high of 40.79 and a 52-week low of 22.99. Today's price is 74.99 percent above the 52-week low, and below the high by 1.37 percent. APFH has a price/earnings ratio of 19.7. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The APFH value stock report compares APFH to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of APFH is $3.15 billion. APFH's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.