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.

A number of analysts gave price targets for SHAK. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 50, implying a possible profit of 43.93 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 29, implying a possible loss 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.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 0 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is -8.5 percent. 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 percent.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, 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.

Analysts estimate earnings of SHAK to grow at a rate of 2 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, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, 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 trailing 52-weeks, SHAK hit 42.94 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 30.36. Today's price is 14.43 percent above the 52-week low, and below the high by 19.1 percent. 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.