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.

A number of analysts gave price targets for SCG. The highest price target was 78, which equates to a potential upside of 27.26 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 63, implying a possible loss of 2.79 percent. Many analysts are not unbiased in their coverage of stocks, including price targets and stock ratings, so care must be taken in interpreting numbers released by them.

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.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. Over the past month, 1 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, which can be compared to the 2 analysts that decreased their estimates. During this time, 1 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 2 analysts decreased their estimates.

SCG has an estimated earnings growth rate of -5.35 percent as forecasted by analysts. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers 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 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 market cap of SCG is $9.38 billion. SCG's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.