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 most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 155, implying potential capital gains of 26.61 percent. The minimum price target given was 114, implying a possible loss of -6.88 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some stocks.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of -3.28 percent. That number becomes -15.14 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. 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 made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 3 analysts made negative revisions. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, compared to 3 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

The growth rate of SJM's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 56.45 percent. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, 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, 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 below the high by 22.18 percent. 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 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.