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, implying potential capital gains of 31.39 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 110, implying potential capital losses 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. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is -19.4 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed downwards by -3.3 percent. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -8.83 percent.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 1 analysts revised their estimates downwards. 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.

Analysts estimate earnings of SAM to grow at a rate of -28.19 percent. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, 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. SAM has a PEG ratio of -0.7.

In the trailing 52-weeks, SAM hit 194.98 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 128.70. Today's price is 4.08 percent above the 52-week 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 stock has a market capitalization of $1.66 billion. SAM's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.