Analyst Ratings for Boston Beer Co. Cl A (SAM)

Updated: 2017-07-26

Boston Beer Co. Cl A (NYSE:SAM) was awarded an average rating of Hold from investment analysts following the stock. A consensus rating of Hold was previously issued for SAM last month.

Of the 10 analysts covering the stock, 2 gave it a buy rating, 0 gave an overweight rating, 3 gave a hold rating, 1 gave an underweight rating, and 4 issued a sell rating. Today, there are 1 more analysts optimistic about the company future as compared with 90 days ago. During this time, the number of analysts bearish on the stock has increased by 1.

Several price targets were given for SAM by the analysts covering the stock. The highest price target was 176, implying potential capital gains of 31.39 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 110, implying a possible loss of -17.88 percent. Note that investment analysts can be biased in their reporting on companies's ratings and price targets.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates downwards for this quarter, by about -8.24 percent on average, compared to last month. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is -19.4 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised downwards by -3.3 percent, as compared to a month ago. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -8.83 percent in FY estimates.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 1 analysts made negative revisions. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 1 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

The growth rate of SAM's earnings is estimated by analysts to be -28.19 percent. Another measure frequently examined by investors is 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. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. SAM has a PEG ratio of -0.7.

SAM has a 52-week high of 194.98 and a 52-week low of 128.70. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 4.08 percent, and 31.3 percent lower than its 52-week high. SAM has a price/earnings ratio of 19.87. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The SAM value stock report compares SAM to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $1.66 billion. SAM's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.