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.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for SCG. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 78, which equates to a potential upside 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. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is 7.15 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed downwards by -0.71 percent. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -0.95 percent.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. Over the past month, 1 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, which can be compared to the 2 analysts that decreased their estimates. Over the same time period, 1 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 2 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of SCG to grow at a rate of -5.35 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. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. The PEG ratio of SCG is -2.78.

SCG has traded between a high of 75.92 and a low of 61.06 over the past year. Today's price is 0.38 percent above the 52-week low, and 19.27 percent below the high. 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 will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.