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.

Several price targets were given for SNN by the analysts covering the stock. The most optimistic price target was 38.47, implying a possible profit of 8.73 percent. The minimum price target given was 30.52, implying potential capital losses 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. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is 0 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 0.88 percent, as compared to a month ago. 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, 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.

SNN has an estimated earnings growth rate of -5.18 percent as forecasted by analysts. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, 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 trailing 52-weeks, SNN hit 35.85 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 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's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.