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.

A number of analysts gave price targets for SJM. The maximum price target given was 155, implying potential capital gains of 26.61 percent. The lowest price target was 114, implying a possible loss of -6.88 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 downwards for this quarter, by about -3.28 percent on average, compared to last month. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is -15.14 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised downwards by -0.13 percent, as compared to a month ago. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 0.89 percent in FY estimates.

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, while 3 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 3 analysts decreased their estimates.

SJM has an estimated earnings growth rate of 56.45 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. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. SJM has a PEG ratio of 0.43.

In the trailing 52-weeks, SJM hit 157.31 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 114.31. Today's price is 7.09 percent above the 52-week low, and 22.18 percent lower than its 52-week high. SJM has a price/earnings 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 market cap of SJM is $13.85 billion. SJM will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.