Analyst Ratings for Sempra Energy (SRE)

Updated: 2017-07-28

Analysts covering Sempra Energy (NYSE:SRE) have given it a consensus rating of Overweight. About 30 days ago, SRE was issued an average rating of Overweight.

8 analysts declared SRE a buy, 2 gave an overweight rating, 7 gave a hold rating, 0 gave an underweight rating, and 0 gave 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. During this time, the number of analysts bearish on the stock has increased by 0.

Several price targets were given for SRE by the analysts covering the stock. The highest price target was 131, implying potential capital gains of 15.89 percent. The minimum price target given was 110, which equates to a potential downside of -2.69 percent. It is crucial to not blindly accept any price targets or stock ratings, because many analysts have it in their best interest to give positive coverage of certain stocks.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 5.77 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is -5.46 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 0.1 percent. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 0.2 percent in FY estimates.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 1 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 0 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Over the same time period, 2 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 0 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of SRE to grow at a rate of -11.61 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. 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. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. The PEG ratio of SRE is -1.68.

In the last 52-weeks, SRE has achieved a high of 117.97 and a low of 92.95. Currently the stock is 21.61 percent higher than its low, and below the high by 4.18 percent. SRE has a P/E ratio of 19.56. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The SRE value stock report compares SRE to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of SRE is $28.36 billion. SRE's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.