Analyst Ratings for Spectra Energy Corp. (SE)

Updated: 2017-02-12

Shares of Spectra Energy Corp. (NYSE:SE) have received a consensus rating of Hold from Wall Street analysts. About 30 days ago, SE was issued an average rating of Hold.

12 analysts issued ratings on the stock, where 1 gave SE a buy rating, 1 gave an overweight rating, 10 issued a hold rating, 0 gave an underweight rating, and 0 issued a sell rating. Today, there are 1 more analysts optimistic about the company future as compared with 90 days ago. Over the same time period, there has been an increase of 0 in the number of analysts with a negative outlook on the stock.

A number of analysts gave price targets for SE. The highest price target was 55, implying a possible profit of 30.58 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 38, implying potential capital losses of -9.78 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.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 1.67 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is -3.03 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 0 percent, compared to last month. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -0.41 percent in FY estimates.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 1 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, which can be compared to the 2 analysts that decreased their estimates. During this time, 2 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 2 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of SE to grow at a rate of 207.37 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, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. The PEG ratio of SE is 0.46.

SE has traded between a high of 44.00 and a low of 27.67 over the past year. Today's price is 52.22 percent above the 52-week low, and 4.27 percent lower than its 52-week high. SE has a price/earnings ratio of 94.73. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The SE value stock report compares SE to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $29.74 billion. SE is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 2017-02-01, days from today.