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 price target was 69, implying potential capital losses of -16.89 percent. It is crucial to not blindly accept any price targets or stock ratings, because many analysts have it in their best interest to give positive coverage of certain stocks.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 0.48 percent on average, compared to last month. That number becomes -0.95 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 0.36 percent, as compared to a month ago. 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 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.

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. 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. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. The PEG ratio of LLY is 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 below the high by 4.27 percent. 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.