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.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for SLW. The most optimistic price target was 30, implying potential capital gains of 43.27 percent. The most pessimistic 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. 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.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 3 analysts made negative revisions. 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. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, 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. SLW has a PEG ratio of 0.9.

SLW has a 52-week high of 31.35 and a 52-week 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 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 market cap of SLW is $9.09 billion. SLW is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.