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.

APFH was given price targets by several analysts. The highest price target was 40.25, implying a possible profit of 0.05 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 29, implying potential capital losses of -27.91 percent. Many analysts are not unbiased in their coverage of stocks, including price targets and stock ratings, so care must be taken in interpreting numbers released by them.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 0 percent. That number becomes -8.74 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 -0.37 percent, as compared to a month ago. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -6.27 percent.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 2 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.

APFH has an estimated earnings growth rate of -34.05 percent as forecasted by analysts. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. APFH has a PEG ratio of -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 1.37 percent lower than its 52-week high. 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 is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.