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 highest price target was 68, which equates to a potential upside of 10 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 53, implying a possible loss of -14.27 percent. Note that investment analysts can be biased in their reporting on companies's ratings and price targets.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates downwards by an average of -0.94 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days 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.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 4 analysts revised their estimates downwards. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 2 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

PF has an estimated earnings growth rate of 46.72 percent as forecasted by analysts. 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 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, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. 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. 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 stock has a market capitalization of $7.34 billion. PF's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.