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.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for SRE. The most optimistic price target was 131, which equates to a potential upside of 15.89 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 110, implying a possible loss 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. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is -5.46 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 0.1 percent. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 0.2 percent.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 1 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. Over the same time period, 2 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, compared to 0 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

The growth rate of SRE's earnings is estimated by analysts to be -11.61 percent. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, 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, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. SRE has a PEG ratio of -1.68.

SRE has traded between a high of 117.97 and a low of 92.95 over the past year. Currently the stock is 21.61 percent higher than its low, and 4.18 percent lower than its 52-week high. 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 stock has a market capitalization of $28.36 billion. SRE's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.