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.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for SCI. The most optimistic price target was 40, implying a possible profit of 18.62 percent. The minimum price target given was 36, implying potential capital losses 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.

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. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 0 percent, as compared to a month ago. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 4.8 percent in FY estimates.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 0 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. 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. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. 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, 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.

SCI has a 52-week high of 34.40 and a 52-week low of 24.90. Today's price is 35.42 percent above the 52-week low, 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 stock has a market capitalization of $6.44 billion. SCI's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.