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.

A number of analysts gave price targets for SNE. The maximum price target given was 51.92, implying potential capital gains of 28.04 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 35.84, implying potential capital losses of -11.62 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 0.17 percent. 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 upwards by 0.71 percent, compared to last month. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 1.33 percent.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 2 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. Also over the last month, 2 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.

SNE has an estimated earnings growth rate of 322.31 percent as forecasted by analysts. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. 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, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. SNE has a PEG ratio of 0.24.

SNE has a 52-week high of 40.82 and a 52-week low of 27.72. Currently the stock is 46.28 percent higher than its low, and 0.66 percent below the 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 will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.