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.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for SSL. The maximum price target given was 36.98, implying a possible profit of 21.85 percent. The lowest price target was 21.83, implying potential capital losses of -28.07 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 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.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 2 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

The growth rate of SSL's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 66.34 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 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, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. The PEG ratio of SSL is 0.29.

In the last 52-weeks, SSL has achieved a high of 32.40 and a low of 24.85. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 22.13 percent, and 6.33 percent below the 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's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.