Analyst Ratings for Kellogg Co. (K)

Updated: 2017-07-28

Shares of Kellogg Co. (NYSE:K) have received a consensus rating of Hold from Wall Street analysts. K had previously received a consensus rating of Hold a month ago.

A buy rating was issued by 3 analysts, 0 gave an overweight rating, 17 gave a hold rating, 2 issued an underweight rating, and 1 issued a sell rating. Compared to three months ago, there has been an increase of 0 in the number of analysts with a positive outlook on the stock. During this time, the number of analysts bearish on the stock has increased by 0.

Several price targets were given for K by the analysts covering the stock. The highest price target was 98, which equates to a potential upside of 44.86 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 63, implying a possible loss of -6.87 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 -1.08 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is -6.11 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed downwards by -0.13 percent. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -0.25 percent.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 3 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, compared to 1 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

K has an estimated earnings growth rate of 78.36 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. 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. K has a PEG ratio of 0.39.

K has traded between a high of 84.28 and a low of 65.32 over the past year. Currently the stock is 3.57 percent higher than its low, and 19.73 percent lower than its 52-week high. K has a price/earnings ratio of 30.75. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The K value stock report compares K to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of K is $23.71 billion. K will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.