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.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for PF. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 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. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 0.58 percent.

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 4 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 2 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of PF to grow at a rate of 46.72 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, 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, 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.

In the last 52-weeks, PF has achieved a high of 66.67 and a low of 46.36. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 33.35 percent, and 7.27 percent lower than its 52-week high. PF has a P/E 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 will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.