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, which equates to a potential upside of 18.62 percent. The lowest price target was 36, which equates to a potential downside 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.

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. 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.

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 revised their estimates downwards. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, compared to 0 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

Analysts estimate earnings of SCI to grow at a rate of -10.95 percent. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at 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. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies 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.