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.

SNN was given price targets by several analysts. The maximum price target given was 38.47, which equates to a potential upside of 8.73 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 30.52, implying potential capital losses of -13.74 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some stocks.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 0 percent on average, compared to last month. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is 0 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 0.88 percent, compared to last month. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 1.49 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, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. Also over the last month, 3 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of SNN to grow at a rate of -5.18 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. The PEG ratio of SNN is -3.71.

SNN has a 52-week high of 35.85 and a 52-week low of 26.97. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 31.18 percent, and below the high by 1.31 percent. SNN has a price/earnings 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.