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.

SSL was given price targets by several analysts. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 36.98, implying potential capital gains of 21.85 percent. The minimum price target given was 21.83, implying potential capital losses of -28.07 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.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 0 percent on average, compared to last month. That number becomes 0 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised downwards by -0.02 percent, as compared to a month ago. 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, 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. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. 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. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, 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 trailing 52-weeks, SSL hit 32.40 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 24.85. 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 will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.