Analyst Ratings for Spire Inc. (SR)

Updated: 2017-07-26

Spire Inc. (NYSE:SR) was awarded an average rating of Hold from investment analysts following the stock. About 30 days ago, SR was issued an average rating of Hold.

Of the 13 analysts covering the stock, 4 gave it a buy rating, 1 issued an overweight rating, 6 gave a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 2 gave a sell rating. Over the past 90 days, the number of analysts that are bullish on the stock has increased by 0. Over the same time period, there has been an increase of 0 in the number of analysts with a negative outlook on the stock.

A number of analysts gave price targets for SR. The maximum price target given was 78, implying potential capital gains of 7.51 percent. The lowest price target was 64, implying potential capital losses of -11.78 percent. One must be careful with overanalyzing price targets and ratings due to possible conflicts of interest among the analysts releasing them.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of -1.28 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is -4.94 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 0.14 percent, compared to last month. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 0.28 percent in FY estimates.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 2 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, which can be compared to the 1 analysts that decreased their estimates. During this time, 2 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, compared to 1 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

The growth rate of SR's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 8.11 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. SR has a PEG ratio of 2.73.

SR has traded between a high of 72.95 and a low of 59.54 over the past year. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 21.85 percent, and 0.55 percent below the high. SR has a price/earnings ratio of 22.12. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The SR value stock report compares SR to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of SR is $3.48 billion. SR is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.