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 maximum price target given was 176, implying potential capital gains of 31.39 percent. The minimum price target given was 110, implying a possible loss of -17.88 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some stocks.

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. 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. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, which can be compared to the 1 analysts that decreased their estimates. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 1 analysts decreased their estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of SAM to grow at a rate of -28.19 percent. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, 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, 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.

SAM has traded between a high of 194.98 and a low of 128.70 over the past year. Currently the stock is 4.08 percent higher than its low, and below the high by 31.3 percent. 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 is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.