Analyst Ratings for Reynolds American Inc. (RAI)

Updated: 2017-07-22

Shares of Reynolds American Inc. (NYSE:RAI) have received a consensus rating of Hold from Wall Street analysts. A consensus rating of Hold was previously issued for RAI last month.

A buy rating was issued by 3 analysts, 0 issued an overweight rating, 11 gave a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 0 gave a sell rating. Today, there are 0 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.

A number of analysts gave price targets for RAI. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 67, which equates to a potential upside of 0.16 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 60, implying potential capital losses of -10.3 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.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 0 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is 0 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised downwards by -0.2 percent, compared to last month. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -0.59 percent in FY estimates.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, which can be compared to the 3 analysts that decreased their estimates. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 2 analysts decreased their estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of RAI to grow at a rate of 10.28 percent. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. 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. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. RAI has a PEG ratio of 2.82.

In the last 52-weeks, RAI has achieved a high of 67.81 and a low of 43.38. Currently the stock is 54.2 percent higher than its low, and 1.36 percent below the high. RAI has a price/earnings ratio of 28.96. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The RAI value stock report compares RAI to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $94.57 billion. RAI will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.