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, implying a possible profit of 0.16 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 60, which equates to a potential downside of -10.3 percent. One must be careful with overanalyzing price targets and ratings due to possible conflicts of interest among the analysts releasing them.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change 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. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -0.59 percent.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 3 analysts revised their estimates downwards. 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, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. RAI has a PEG ratio of 2.82.

In the trailing 52-weeks, RAI hit 67.81 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 43.38. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 54.2 percent, and 1.36 percent lower than its 52-week 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's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.