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. Note that investment analysts can be biased in their reporting on companies's ratings and price targets.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 0 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is -3.22 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised downwards by -0.47 percent, as compared to a month ago. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -2.63 percent in FY estimates.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their 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, compared to 2 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

The growth rate of MJN's earnings is estimated by analysts to be -0.88 percent. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the 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. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. The PEG ratio of MJN is -32.06.

In the trailing 52-weeks, MJN hit 94.40 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 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 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's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.