Analyst Ratings for Eli Lilly & Co. (LLY)

Updated: 2017-07-28

Shares of Eli Lilly & Co. (NYSE:LLY) have received a consensus rating of Overweight from Wall Street analysts. About 30 days ago, LLY was issued an average rating of Overweight.

14 analysts declared LLY a buy, 1 gave an overweight rating, 6 gave a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 1 gave a sell rating. Over the past 90 days, the number of analysts that are bullish on the stock has decreased by 1. Over the same time period, there has been an increase of 0 in the number of analysts with a negative outlook on the stock.

Several price targets were given for LLY by the analysts covering the stock. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 102, which equates to a potential upside of 22.86 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 69, implying potential capital losses of -16.89 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some stocks.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 0.48 percent on average, compared to last month. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is -0.95 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 0.36 percent. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 0.36 percent.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. Over the past month, 3 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, which can be compared to the 2 analysts that decreased their estimates. Over the same time period, 7 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 0 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

LLY has an estimated earnings growth rate of 84.16 percent as forecasted by analysts. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, 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, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. LLY has a PEG ratio of 0.43.

In the trailing 52-weeks, LLY hit 86.72 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 64.18. Currently the stock is 29.35 percent higher than its low, and 4.27 percent below the high. LLY has a price/earnings ratio of 36.39. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The LLY value stock report compares LLY to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of LLY is $90.3 billion. LLY's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.