Analyst Ratings for Sasol Ltd. ADR (SSL)

Updated: 2017-07-29

Sasol Ltd. ADR (NYSE:SSL) was awarded an average rating of Overweight from investment analysts following the stock. Last month, SSL received an average rating of Overweight.

A buy rating was issued by 6 analysts, 0 issued an overweight rating, 4 gave a hold rating, 0 gave an underweight rating, and 1 issued a sell rating. Over the past 90 days, the number of analysts that are bullish on the stock has decreased by 1. During this time, the number of analysts bearish on the stock has decreased by 1.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for SSL. The maximum price target given was 36.98, implying potential capital gains of 21.85 percent. The minimum price target given was 21.83, implying a possible loss of -28.07 percent. Many analysts are not unbiased in their coverage of stocks, including price targets and stock ratings, so care must be taken in interpreting numbers released by them.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 0 percent. That number becomes 0 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised downwards by -0.02 percent, compared to last month. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -3.45 percent.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, compared to 2 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

The growth rate of SSL's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 66.34 percent. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. The PEG ratio of SSL is 0.29.

SSL has traded between a high of 32.40 and a low of 24.85 over the past year. Today's price is 22.13 percent above the 52-week low, and 6.33 percent lower than its 52-week high. SSL has a price/earnings ratio of 18.93. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The SSL value stock report compares SSL to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $20.5 billion. SSL is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.