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.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for SNN. The highest price target was 38.47, implying a possible profit of 8.73 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 30.52, implying a possible loss of -13.74 percent. Many analysts are not unbiased in their coverage of stocks, including price targets and stock ratings, so care must be taken in interpreting numbers released by them.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 0 percent on average, compared to last month. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which 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.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the 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. Over the same time period, 3 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 0 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

SNN has an estimated earnings growth rate of -5.18 percent as forecasted by analysts. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. SNN has a PEG ratio of -3.71.

SNN has a 52-week high of 35.85 and a 52-week low of 26.97. Today's price is 31.18 percent above the 52-week 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's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.