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 most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 102, implying a possible profit of 22.86 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 69, implying potential capital losses of -16.89 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.

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. 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.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 3 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, which can be compared to the 2 analysts that decreased their estimates. 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. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. 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. 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. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 29.35 percent, 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 market cap of LLY is $90.3 billion. LLY's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.