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 most pessimistic price target was 114, implying potential capital losses of -6.88 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 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. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised downwards by -0.13 percent, compared to last month. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 0.89 percent in FY estimates.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 3 analysts made negative revisions. 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, 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. SJM has a PEG ratio of 0.43.

In the last 52-weeks, SJM has achieved a high of 157.31 and a low of 114.31. Today's price is 7.09 percent above the 52-week low, and 22.18 percent below the high. 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's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.