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.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for RAI. The most optimistic price target was 67, which equates to a potential upside of 0.16 percent. The lowest price target was 60, implying potential capital losses of -10.3 percent. It is crucial to not blindly accept any price targets or stock ratings, because many analysts have it in their best interest to give positive coverage of certain stocks.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 0 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is 0 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised downwards by -0.2 percent, as compared to a month ago. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -0.59 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, 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, compared to 2 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

Analysts estimate earnings of RAI to grow at a rate of 10.28 percent. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. The PEG ratio of RAI is 2.82.

RAI has a 52-week high of 67.81 and a 52-week 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 P/E 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 is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.