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 analyst gave a price target of 90, which equates to a potential upside of 0.01 percent. The minimum price target given was 87, implying a possible loss of -3.32 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some stocks.

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. 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, while 0 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 2 analysts decreased their estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of MJN to grow at a rate of -0.88 percent. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, 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. MJN has a PEG ratio of -32.06.

MJN has a 52-week high of 94.40 and a 52-week low of 69.25. Today's price is 29.95 percent above the 52-week 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 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.