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.

A number of analysts gave price targets for LLY. The maximum price target given was 102, implying potential capital gains of 22.86 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 69, implying potential capital losses 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. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 0.36 percent, as compared to a month ago. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 0.36 percent.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 3 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 2 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Also over the last month, 7 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of LLY to grow at a rate of 84.16 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. LLY has a PEG ratio of 0.43.

In the last 52-weeks, LLY has achieved a high of 86.72 and a low of 64.18. Today's price is 29.35 percent above the 52-week low, and 4.27 percent lower than its 52-week 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 is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.