Analyst Ratings for Flowers Foods Inc. (FLO)

Updated: 2017-07-26

Analysts covering Flowers Foods Inc. (NYSE:FLO) have given it a consensus rating of Overweight. About 30 days ago, FLO was issued an average rating of Overweight.

Of the 8 analysts covering the stock, 3 gave it a buy rating, 0 gave an overweight rating, 5 gave a hold rating, 0 gave an underweight rating, and 0 gave a sell rating. Today, there are 3 more analysts optimistic about the company future as compared with 90 days ago. During this time, the number of analysts bearish on the stock has increased by 0.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for FLO. The most optimistic price target was 23, which equates to a potential upside of 29.65 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 17, which equates to a potential downside of -4.17 percent. Some investors take price targets and stock ratings with a grain of salt, knowing that some analysts can have indirect business with the stocks they cover.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates downwards by an average of -2.08 percent. That number becomes -6.08 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 0 percent, compared to last month. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -1.12 percent in FY estimates.

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 1 analysts made negative revisions. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 1 analysts decreased their estimates.

The growth rate of FLO's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 12.57 percent. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. The PEG ratio of FLO is 1.81.

In the last 52-weeks, FLO has achieved a high of 21.00 and a low of 14.35. Today's price is 23.62 percent above the 52-week low, and 15.52 percent below the high. FLO has a P/E ratio of 22.74. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The FLO value stock report compares FLO to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of FLO is $3.78 billion. FLO is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.