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 most optimistic price target was 176, implying potential capital gains of 31.39 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 110, which equates to a potential downside of -17.88 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some stocks.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change 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. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed downwards by -3.3 percent. 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 have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 1 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 1 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of SAM to grow at a rate of -28.19 percent. People on Wall Street often look at a company's 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, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. 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. Today's price is 4.08 percent above the 52-week low, and 31.3 percent lower than its 52-week 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 market cap of SAM is $1.66 billion. SAM will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.