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.

Several price targets were given for SE by the analysts covering the stock. The maximum price target given was 55, implying a possible profit of 30.58 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 38, implying potential capital losses of -9.78 percent. One must be careful with overanalyzing price targets and ratings due to possible conflicts of interest among the analysts releasing them.

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. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 0 percent. 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, while 2 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Over the same time period, 2 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, compared to 2 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

SE has an estimated earnings growth rate of 207.37 percent as forecasted by analysts. People on Wall Street often look at a company's 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. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. The PEG ratio of SE is 0.46.

SE has a 52-week high of 44.00 and a 52-week low of 27.67. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 52.22 percent, and below the high by 4.27 percent. SE has a P/E 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 will post this quarters earnings in -721 days, on 2017-02-01.