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.

Several price targets were given for SMFG by the analysts covering the stock. The most optimistic price target was 11.67, implying potential capital gains of 53.75 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 6.98, which equates to a potential downside of -8.04 percent. Note that investment analysts can be biased in their reporting on companies's ratings and price targets.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 0 percent on average, compared to last month. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is 0 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised downwards by -0.6 percent, compared to last month. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -3.89 percent.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.

The growth rate of SMFG's earnings is estimated by analysts to be -2.45 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. SMFG has a PEG ratio of -3.25.

In the last 52-weeks, SMFG has achieved a high of 8.30 and a low of 5.82. Today's price is 30.41 percent above the 52-week low, and below the high by 8.55 percent. SMFG has a price/earnings 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's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.