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.

FLO was given price targets by several analysts. The highest price target was 23, which equates to a potential upside of 29.65 percent. The lowest price target was 17, implying potential capital losses 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.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change 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 revised their estimates downwards. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 1 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

FLO has an estimated earnings growth rate of 12.57 percent as forecasted by analysts. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, 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.

FLO has a 52-week high of 21.00 and a 52-week 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 will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.