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 maximum price target given was 40, implying potential capital gains of 18.62 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 36, implying a possible loss of 6.76 percent. Note that investment analysts can be biased in their reporting on companies's ratings and price targets.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 0 percent. That number becomes -1.61 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. 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.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 0 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

SCI has an estimated earnings growth rate of -10.95 percent as forecasted by analysts. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. SCI has a PEG ratio of -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 below the high by 1.98 percent. 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.