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 price target was 102, implying potential capital gains of 22.86 percent. The minimum price target given was 69, which equates to a potential downside of -16.89 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.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 0.48 percent on average, compared to last month. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is -0.95 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 0.36 percent, compared to last month. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 0.36 percent in FY estimates.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 3 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 2 analysts made negative revisions. During this time, 7 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, compared to 0 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

LLY has an estimated earnings growth rate of 84.16 percent as forecasted by analysts. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. The PEG ratio of LLY is 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 P/E 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 stock has a market capitalization of $90.3 billion. LLY's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.