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 analyst gave a price target of 131, implying potential capital gains of 15.89 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 110, implying a possible loss of -2.69 percent. Some investors take price targets and stock ratings with a grain of salt, knowing that some analysts can have indirect business with the stocks they cover.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change 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. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 0.2 percent in FY estimates.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. Over the past month, 1 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. During this time, 2 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of SRE to grow at a rate of -11.61 percent. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. The PEG ratio of SRE is -1.68.

SRE has a 52-week high of 117.97 and a 52-week low of 92.95. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 21.61 percent, and 4.18 percent lower than its 52-week high. SRE has a price/earnings 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 is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.