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.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for SMG. The maximum price target given was 105, implying potential capital gains of 9.76 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 95, implying potential capital losses of -0.69 percent. Note that investment analysts can be biased in their reporting on companies's ratings and price targets.

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.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, which can be compared to the 1 analysts that decreased their estimates. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, compared to 2 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

SMG has an estimated earnings growth rate of 76.72 percent as forecasted by analysts. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. 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. The PEG ratio of SMG is 0.53.

In the last 52-weeks, SMG has achieved a high of 98.82 and a low of 73.13. Today's price is 30.81 percent above the 52-week low, and below the high by 3.2 percent. SMG has a P/E 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 stock has a market capitalization of $5.7 billion. SMG will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.