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.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for FLO. The most optimistic price target was 23, implying a possible profit of 29.65 percent. The minimum price target given was 17, implying potential capital losses of -4.17 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some stocks.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of -2.08 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is -6.08 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 0 percent, compared to last month. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -1.12 percent.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 0 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 1 analysts made negative revisions. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, compared to 1 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

FLO has an estimated earnings growth rate of 12.57 percent as forecasted by analysts. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies 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 lower than its 52-week high. FLO has a price/earnings 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.