Analyst Ratings for Silver Wheaton Corp. (USA) (SLW)

Updated: 2017-04-08

Silver Wheaton Corp. (USA) (NYSE:SLW) was awarded an average rating of Buy from investment analysts following the stock. Last month, SLW received an average rating of Buy.

13 analysts declared SLW a buy, 0 gave an overweight rating, 2 gave a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 0 gave a sell rating. Today, there are 1 more analysts optimistic about the company future as compared with 90 days ago. Over the same time period, there has been an increase of 0 in the number of analysts with a negative outlook on the stock.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for SLW. The most optimistic price target was 30, implying potential capital gains of 43.27 percent. The minimum price target given was 22.33, implying a possible loss of 6.64 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 -6.11 percent. That number becomes -29.63 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 -3.74 percent, compared to last month. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -19.62 percent.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, which can be compared to the 3 analysts that decreased their estimates. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 4 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

SLW has an estimated earnings growth rate of 51.55 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. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. SLW has a PEG ratio of 0.9.

In the last 52-weeks, SLW has achieved a high of 31.35 and a low of 16.44. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 27.37 percent, and 33.21 percent below the high. SLW has a P/E ratio of 46.33. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The SLW value stock report compares SLW to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of SLW is $9.09 billion. SLW will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.