Analyst Ratings for Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp. ADR (SMI)

Updated: 2017-07-26

Shares of Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp. ADR (NYSE:SMI) have received a consensus rating of Overweight from Wall Street analysts. Last month, SMI received an average rating of Overweight.

Of the 26 analysts covering the stock, 10 gave it a buy rating, 2 gave an overweight rating, 10 issued a hold rating, 0 gave an underweight rating, and 4 gave a sell rating. Over the past 90 days, the number of analysts that are bullish on the stock has decreased by 4. Meanwhile, the number of analysts pessimistic about the company has increased by 0.

A number of analysts gave price targets for SMI. The most optimistic price target was 8.35, implying a possible profit of 42.74 percent. The minimum price target given was 4.3, implying a possible loss of -26.5 percent. It is crucial to not blindly accept any price targets or stock ratings, because many analysts have it in their best interest to give positive coverage of certain stocks.

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. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed downwards by -1.61 percent. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -16.54 percent in FY estimates.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 0 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, compared to 0 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

SMI has an estimated earnings growth rate of -80.72 percent as forecasted by analysts. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. SMI has a PEG ratio of -0.03.

SMI has a 52-week high of 7.74 and a 52-week low of 4.05. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 44.44 percent, and below the high by 24.42 percent. SMI has a price/earnings ratio of 2.45. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The SMI value stock report compares SMI to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $5.38 billion. SMI's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.