Analyst Ratings for Service Corp. International (SCI)

Updated: 2017-07-26

Service Corp. International (NYSE:SCI) was awarded an average rating of Buy from investment analysts following the stock. A consensus rating of Buy was previously issued for SCI last month.

Of the 6 analysts covering the stock, 6 gave it a buy rating, 0 gave an overweight rating, 0 gave a hold rating, 0 gave an underweight rating, and 0 gave a sell rating. Over the past 90 days, the number of analysts that are bullish on the stock has increased by 1. Meanwhile, the number of analysts pessimistic about the company has increased by 0.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for SCI. The highest price target was 40, implying a possible profit of 18.62 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 36, implying a possible loss of 6.76 percent. It is crucial to not blindly accept any price targets or stock ratings, because many analysts have it in their best interest to give positive coverage of certain stocks.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 0 percent on average, compared to last month. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is -1.61 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 0 percent. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 4.8 percent.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 0 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, compared to 0 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

The growth rate of SCI's earnings is estimated by analysts to be -10.95 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. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. The PEG ratio of SCI is -1.96.

In the trailing 52-weeks, SCI hit 34.40 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 24.90. Currently the stock is 35.42 percent higher than its low, and 1.98 percent below the high. SCI has a P/E ratio of 21.48. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The SCI value stock report compares SCI to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of SCI is $6.44 billion. SCI is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.