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.

SLW was given price targets by several analysts. The maximum price target given was 30, implying a possible profit of 43.27 percent. The lowest 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.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates downwards for this quarter, by about -6.11 percent on average, compared to last month. 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. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -19.62 percent in FY estimates.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 3 analysts made negative revisions. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 4 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of SLW to grow at a rate of 51.55 percent. 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. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. SLW has a PEG ratio of 0.9.

In the trailing 52-weeks, SLW hit 31.35 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 16.44. Currently the stock is 27.37 percent higher than its low, and 33.21 percent below the high. SLW has a price/earnings 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 stock has a market capitalization of $9.09 billion. SLW's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.