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 highest price target was 23, implying potential capital gains of 29.65 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 17, implying a possible loss of -4.17 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.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates downwards by an average of -2.08 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is -6.08 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 0 percent. 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. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 1 analysts made negative revisions. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 1 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

The growth rate of FLO's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 12.57 percent. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, 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. FLO has a PEG ratio of 1.81.

In the trailing 52-weeks, FLO hit 21.00 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 14.35. Currently the stock is 23.62 percent higher than its low, and 15.52 percent below the 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's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.