Analyst Ratings for Smith & Nephew PLC ADR (SNN)

Updated: 2017-07-29

Smith & Nephew PLC ADR (NYSE:SNN) was awarded an average rating of Hold from investment analysts following the stock. SNN had previously received a consensus rating of Overweight a month ago.

18 analysts issued ratings on the stock, where 3 gave SNN a buy rating, 3 issued an overweight rating, 11 issued a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 1 issued a sell rating. Compared to three months ago, there has been an decrease of 2 in the number of analysts with a positive outlook on the stock. Meanwhile, the number of analysts pessimistic about the company has increased by 1.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for SNN. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 38.47, implying potential capital gains of 8.73 percent. The lowest price target was 30.52, implying a possible loss of -13.74 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some stocks.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 0 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is 0 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 0.88 percent. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 1.49 percent.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. Also over the last month, 3 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, compared to 0 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

Analysts estimate earnings of SNN to grow at a rate of -5.18 percent. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, 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, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. SNN has a PEG ratio of -3.71.

In the last 52-weeks, SNN has achieved a high of 35.85 and a low of 26.97. Currently the stock is 31.18 percent higher than its low, and below the high by 1.31 percent. SNN has a P/E ratio of 19.23. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The SNN value stock report compares SNN to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of SNN is $15.39 billion. SNN will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.