Analyst Ratings for Sony Corp. ADR (SNE)

Updated: 2017-07-26

Analysts covering Sony Corp. ADR (NYSE:SNE) have given it a consensus rating of Buy. Last month, SNE received an average rating of Buy.

A buy rating was issued by 20 analysts, 4 gave an overweight rating, 3 issued a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 0 issued a sell rating. Compared to three months ago, there has been an increase of 3 in the number of analysts with a positive outlook on the stock. During this time, the number of analysts bearish on the stock has decreased by 1.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for SNE. The maximum price target given was 51.92, implying potential capital gains of 28.04 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 35.84, implying a possible loss of -11.62 percent. One must be careful with overanalyzing price targets and ratings due to possible conflicts of interest among the analysts releasing them.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 0.17 percent. That number becomes 0 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 0.71 percent, compared to last month. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 1.33 percent in FY estimates.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 2 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. During this time, 2 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 0 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of SNE to grow at a rate of 322.31 percent. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. SNE has a PEG ratio of 0.24.

In the last 52-weeks, SNE has achieved a high of 40.82 and a low of 27.72. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 46.28 percent, and 0.66 percent lower than its 52-week high. SNE has a P/E ratio of 78.38. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The SNE value stock report compares SNE to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $50.61 billion. SNE is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.