Analyst Ratings for Shake Shack Inc. Cl A (SHAK)

Updated: 2017-07-27

An average rating of Hold has been given to Shake Shack Inc. Cl A (NYSE:SHAK) by analysts covering the stock. SHAK had previously received a consensus rating of Hold a month ago.

12 analysts issued ratings on the stock, where 5 gave SHAK a buy rating, 0 issued an overweight rating, 4 gave a hold rating, 1 issued an underweight rating, and 2 gave a sell rating. Compared to three months ago, there has been an increase of 2 in the number of analysts with a positive outlook on the stock. During this time, the number of analysts bearish on the stock has increased by 0.

Several price targets were given for SHAK by the analysts covering the stock. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 50, implying a possible profit of 43.93 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 29, implying potential capital losses of -16.52 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. That number becomes -8.5 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. 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 0 percent.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. Over the past month, 0 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, compared to 2 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

SHAK has an estimated earnings growth rate of 2 percent as forecasted by analysts. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. 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 SHAK is 35.71.

In the last 52-weeks, SHAK has achieved a high of 42.94 and a low of 30.36. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 14.43 percent, and 19.1 percent lower than its 52-week high. SHAK has a P/E ratio of 71.42. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The SHAK value stock report compares SHAK to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $1.28 billion. SHAK is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.