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.

SAM was given price targets by several analysts. The highest price target was 176, which equates to a potential upside of 31.39 percent. The lowest price target was 110, which equates to a potential downside of -17.88 percent. One must be careful with overanalyzing price targets and ratings due to possible conflicts of interest among the analysts releasing them.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates downwards by an average of -8.24 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which 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.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 0 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 1 analysts made negative revisions. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, compared to 1 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

SAM has an estimated earnings growth rate of -28.19 percent as forecasted by analysts. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. The PEG ratio of SAM is -0.7.

In the last 52-weeks, SAM has achieved a high of 194.98 and a low of 128.70. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 4.08 percent, and 31.3 percent below the high. SAM has a P/E 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 is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.