Analyst Ratings for Pinnacle Foods Inc. (PF)

Updated: 2017-07-26

Analysts covering Pinnacle Foods Inc. (NYSE:PF) have given it a consensus rating of Buy. About 30 days ago, PF was issued an average rating of Buy.

20 analysts issued ratings on the stock, where 17 gave PF a buy rating, 2 issued an overweight rating, 1 issued a hold rating, 0 gave an underweight rating, and 0 gave a sell rating. Today, there are 1 more analysts optimistic about the company future as compared with 90 days ago. Meanwhile, the number of analysts pessimistic about the company has increased by 0.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for PF. The maximum price target given was 68, implying potential capital gains of 10 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 53, which equates to a potential downside of -14.27 percent. Many analysts are not unbiased in their coverage of stocks, including price targets and stock ratings, so care must be taken in interpreting numbers released by them.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates downwards by an average of -0.94 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is -2.8 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised downwards by -0.19 percent, compared to last month. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 0.58 percent in FY estimates.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 4 analysts made negative revisions. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 2 analysts decreased their estimates.

The growth rate of PF's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 46.72 percent. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. PF has a PEG ratio of 0.75.

PF has a 52-week high of 66.67 and a 52-week low of 46.36. Currently the stock is 33.35 percent higher than its low, and 7.27 percent below the high. PF has a price/earnings ratio of 35.14. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The PF value stock report compares PF to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of PF is $7.34 billion. PF's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.