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.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for RAI. The maximum price target given was 67, implying a possible profit of 0.16 percent. The lowest price target was 60, which equates to a potential downside 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.

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. 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.

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, while 3 analysts made negative revisions. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's 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. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. 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 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 market cap of RAI is $94.57 billion. RAI will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.