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 most optimistic price target was 90, implying a possible profit of 0.01 percent. The lowest price target was 87, implying a possible loss 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. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is -3.22 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed downwards by -0.47 percent. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -2.63 percent.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. 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.

Analysts estimate earnings of MJN to grow at a rate of -0.88 percent. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. The PEG ratio of MJN is -32.06.

MJN has traded between a high of 94.40 and a low of 69.25 over the past year. Today's price is 29.95 percent above the 52-week low, and 4.67 percent below the high. MJN has a P/E 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 stock has a market capitalization of $16.52 billion. MJN is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.