Analyst Ratings for Sonoco Products Co. (SON)

Updated: 2017-07-28

Shares of Sonoco Products Co. (NYSE:SON) have received a consensus rating of Hold from Wall Street analysts. About 30 days ago, SON was issued an average rating of Hold.

14 analysts issued ratings on the stock, where 0 gave SON a buy rating, 1 gave an overweight rating, 9 gave a hold rating, 2 gave an underweight rating, and 2 issued a sell rating. Over the past 90 days, the number of analysts that are bullish on the stock has increased by 1. Over the same time period, there has been an increase of 1 in the number of analysts with a negative outlook on the stock.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for SON. The highest price target was 60, implying potential capital gains of 23.03 percent. The lowest price target was 41, implying potential capital losses of -15.93 percent. Note that investment analysts can be biased in their reporting on companies's ratings and price targets.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates downwards for this quarter, by about -4.51 percent on average, compared to last month. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is -5.13 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised downwards by -0.36 percent, compared to last month. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -0.36 percent.

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, which can be compared to the 7 analysts that decreased their estimates. Over the same time period, 2 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, compared to 6 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

Analysts estimate earnings of SON to grow at a rate of 4.33 percent. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. 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 SON is 4.28.

SON has a 52-week high of 55.58 and a 52-week low of 48.55. Today's price is 0.45 percent above the 52-week low, and 12.25 percent below the high. SON has a price/earnings ratio of 18.55. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The SON value stock report compares SON to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $4.87 billion. SON is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.