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.

Several price targets were given for SCG by the analysts covering the stock. The highest price target was 78, which equates to a potential upside of 27.26 percent. The lowest price target was 63, which equates to a potential downside of 2.79 percent. Some investors take price targets and stock ratings with a grain of salt, knowing that some analysts can have indirect business with the stocks they cover.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 5.39 percent on average, compared to last month. 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.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 1 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, 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, compared to 2 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

Analysts estimate earnings of SCG to grow at a rate of -5.35 percent. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the 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. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. SCG has a PEG ratio of -2.78.

SCG has traded between a high of 75.92 and a low of 61.06 over the past year. Currently the stock is 0.38 percent higher than its low, 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.