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.

SCI was given price targets by several analysts. The highest price target was 40, implying potential capital gains of 18.62 percent. The minimum price target given was 36, implying a possible loss of 6.76 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.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 0 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is -1.61 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 0 percent, compared to last month. 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. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of SCI to grow at a rate of -10.95 percent. 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. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. SCI has a PEG ratio of -1.96.

In the last 52-weeks, SCI has achieved a high of 34.40 and a low of 24.90. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 35.42 percent, and 1.98 percent lower than its 52-week high. SCI has a price/earnings 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 will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.