Analyst Ratings for J.M. Smucker Co. (SJM)

Updated: 2017-07-29

J.M. Smucker Co. (NYSE:SJM) was awarded an average rating of Hold from investment analysts following the stock. A consensus rating of Hold was previously issued for SJM last month.

5 analysts declared SJM a buy, 1 gave an overweight rating, 11 gave a hold rating, 1 issued an underweight rating, and 2 issued a sell rating. Today, there are 2 more analysts optimistic about the company future as compared with 90 days ago. During this time, the number of analysts bearish on the stock has increased by 0.

SJM was given price targets by several analysts. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 155, implying a possible profit of 26.61 percent. The minimum price target given was 114, which equates to a potential downside of -6.88 percent. It is crucial to not blindly accept any price targets or stock ratings, because many analysts have it in their best interest to give positive coverage of certain stocks.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of -3.28 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is -15.14 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised downwards by -0.13 percent, compared to last month. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 0.89 percent.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 0 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 3 analysts made negative revisions. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 3 analysts decreased their estimates.

SJM has an estimated earnings growth rate of 56.45 percent as forecasted by analysts. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, 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, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. The PEG ratio of SJM is 0.43.

In the last 52-weeks, SJM has achieved a high of 157.31 and a low of 114.31. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 7.09 percent, and below the high by 22.18 percent. SJM has a P/E ratio of 24. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The SJM value stock report compares SJM to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $13.85 billion. SJM is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.