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 maximum price target given was 55, implying potential capital gains of 30.58 percent. The minimum price target given was 38, which equates to a potential downside of -9.78 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some stocks.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 1.67 percent on average, compared to last month. That number becomes -3.03 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. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -0.41 percent.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. Over the past month, 1 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, which can be compared to the 2 analysts that decreased their estimates. Also over the last month, 2 analysts increased their estimates for the FY 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. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. 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. SE has a PEG ratio of 0.46.

SE has traded between a high of 44.00 and a low of 27.67 over the past year. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 52.22 percent, and 4.27 percent below the 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 market cap of SE is $29.74 billion. SE's next earnings release will be on 2017-02-01, which is -928 days away.