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 price target was 155, which equates to a potential upside of 26.61 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 114, implying potential capital losses 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. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which 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 made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, 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. Another measure frequently examined by investors is 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, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. 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 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 market cap of SJM is $13.85 billion. SJM is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.