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, which equates to a potential upside of 8.73 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 30.52, implying a possible loss of -13.74 percent. Note that investment analysts can be biased in their reporting on companies's ratings and price targets.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 0 percent. 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. 0 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, 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. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, 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. 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 1.31 percent lower than its 52-week high. 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 stock has a market capitalization of $15.39 billion. SNN will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.