Analyst Ratings for Scotts Miracle-Gro Co. (SMG)

Updated: 2017-07-29

Analysts covering Scotts Miracle-Gro Co. (NYSE:SMG) have given it a consensus rating of Overweight. SMG had previously received a consensus rating of Overweight a month ago.

A buy rating was issued by 4 analysts, 2 gave an overweight rating, 4 gave a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 0 issued a sell rating. Over the past 90 days, the number of analysts that are bullish on the stock has increased by 1. During this time, the number of analysts bearish on the stock has increased by 0.

Several price targets were given for SMG by the analysts covering the stock. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 105, implying a possible profit of 9.76 percent. The lowest price target was 95, implying a possible loss of -0.69 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some stocks.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates downwards for this quarter, by about -0.4 percent on average, compared to last month. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is -2.13 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised downwards by -0.24 percent, compared to last month. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -4.07 percent in FY estimates.

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 1 analysts made negative revisions. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 2 analysts decreased their estimates.

The growth rate of SMG's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 76.72 percent. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. SMG has a PEG ratio of 0.53.

In the last 52-weeks, SMG has achieved a high of 98.82 and a low of 73.13. Currently the stock is 30.81 percent higher than its low, and 3.2 percent lower than its 52-week high. SMG has a price/earnings ratio of 41. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The SMG value stock report compares SMG to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of SMG is $5.7 billion. SMG will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.