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 highest price target was 50, which equates to a potential upside of 43.93 percent. The lowest price target was 29, implying a possible loss of -16.52 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 0 percent on average, compared to last month. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is -8.5 percent. 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 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, while 2 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Over the same time period, 2 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 2 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

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. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, 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, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. 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 price/earnings 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 market cap of SHAK is $1.28 billion. SHAK's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.