Analyst Ratings for Scana Corp. (SCG)

Updated: 2017-07-29

An average rating of Hold has been given to Scana Corp. (NYSE:SCG) by analysts covering the stock. About 30 days ago, SCG was issued an average rating of Hold.

A buy rating was issued by 3 analysts, 1 issued an overweight rating, 5 issued a hold rating, 1 gave an underweight rating, and 1 gave a sell rating. Today, there are 2 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 0.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for SCG. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 78, implying a possible profit of 27.26 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 63, which equates to a potential downside of 2.79 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 5.39 percent. That number becomes 7.15 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised downwards by -0.71 percent, as compared to a month ago. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -0.95 percent in FY estimates.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 1 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 2 analysts made negative revisions. During this time, 1 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, compared to 2 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

Analysts estimate earnings of SCG to grow at a rate of -5.35 percent. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. SCG has a PEG ratio of -2.78.

SCG has a 52-week high of 75.92 and a 52-week low of 61.06. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 0.38 percent, and below the high by 19.27 percent. SCG has a price/earnings ratio of 14.87. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The SCG value stock report compares SCG to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $9.38 billion. SCG is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.