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, which equates to a potential upside of 43.27 percent. The lowest price target was 22.33, implying potential capital losses 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. That number becomes -29.63 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed downwards by -3.74 percent. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -19.62 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 revised their estimates downwards. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, compared to 4 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

SLW has an estimated earnings growth rate of 51.55 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, 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. The PEG ratio of SLW is 0.9.

In the last 52-weeks, SLW has achieved a high of 31.35 and a low of 16.44. Today's price is 27.37 percent above the 52-week low, 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 stock has a market capitalization of $9.09 billion. SLW's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.