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.

Several price targets were given for SLW by the analysts covering the stock. The maximum price target given was 30, implying a possible profit of 43.27 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 22.33, which equates to a potential downside of 6.64 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.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates downwards by an average of -6.11 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is -29.63 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised downwards by -3.74 percent, as compared to a month ago. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -19.62 percent.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 0 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 3 analysts made negative revisions. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, compared to 4 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

The growth rate of SLW's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 51.55 percent. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. The PEG ratio of SLW is 0.9.

In the trailing 52-weeks, SLW hit 31.35 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 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's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.