Analyst Ratings for Mead Johnson Nutrition Co. (MJN)

Updated: 2017-06-08

An average rating of Hold has been given to Mead Johnson Nutrition Co. (NYSE:MJN) by analysts covering the stock. MJN had previously received a consensus rating of Hold a month ago.

Of the 9 analysts covering the stock, 0 gave it a buy rating, 0 issued an overweight rating, 9 issued a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 0 gave a sell rating. Compared to three months ago, there has been an decrease of 1 in the number of analysts with a positive outlook on the stock. Meanwhile, the number of analysts pessimistic about the company has increased by 0.

MJN was given price targets by several analysts. The maximum price target given was 90, implying a possible profit of 0.01 percent. The lowest price target was 87, which equates to a potential downside of -3.32 percent. One must be careful with overanalyzing price targets and ratings due to possible conflicts of interest among the analysts releasing them.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 0 percent on average, compared to last month. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is -3.22 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised downwards by -0.47 percent, compared to last month. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -2.63 percent.

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

MJN has an estimated earnings growth rate of -0.88 percent as forecasted by analysts. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. 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, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. MJN has a PEG ratio of -32.06.

In the last 52-weeks, MJN has achieved a high of 94.40 and a low of 69.25. Currently the stock is 29.95 percent higher than its low, and 4.67 percent lower than its 52-week high. MJN has a price/earnings ratio of 28.21. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The MJN value stock report compares MJN to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of MJN is $16.52 billion. MJN is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.