Analyst Ratings for Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group Inc. ADR (SMFG)

Updated: 2017-07-28

Analysts covering Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group Inc. ADR (NYSE:SMFG) have given it a consensus rating of Overweight. A consensus rating of Overweight was previously issued for SMFG last month.

17 analysts issued ratings on the stock, where 11 gave SMFG a buy rating, 1 gave an overweight rating, 4 issued a hold rating, 0 gave an underweight rating, and 1 issued a sell rating. Compared to three months ago, there has been an decrease of 1 in the number of analysts with a positive outlook on the stock. Meanwhile, the number of analysts pessimistic about the company has increased by 1.

A number of analysts gave price targets for SMFG. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 11.67, implying a possible profit of 53.75 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 6.98, implying a possible loss of -8.04 percent. Some investors take price targets and stock ratings with a grain of salt, knowing that some analysts can have indirect business with the stocks they cover.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 0 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is 0 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised downwards by -0.6 percent, as compared to a month ago. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -3.89 percent in FY estimates.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 0 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 0 analysts revised their estimates downwards. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, compared to 0 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

SMFG has an estimated earnings growth rate of -2.45 percent as forecasted by analysts. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. SMFG has a PEG ratio of -3.25.

In the trailing 52-weeks, SMFG hit 8.30 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 5.82. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 30.41 percent, and below the high by 8.55 percent. SMFG has a P/E ratio of 7.96. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The SMFG value stock report compares SMFG to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of SMFG is $53.46 billion. SMFG will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.