Analyst Ratings for Steris PLC (STE)

Updated: 2017-07-26

Steris PLC (NYSE:STE) was awarded an average rating of Overweight from investment analysts following the stock. A consensus rating of Overweight was previously issued for STE last month.

5 analysts declared STE a buy, 1 gave an overweight rating, 2 gave a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 0 gave a sell rating. Compared to three months ago, there has been an increase of 0 in the number of analysts with a positive outlook on the stock. Meanwhile, the number of analysts pessimistic about the company has increased by 0.

A number of analysts gave price targets for STE. The highest price target was 94, implying potential capital gains of 13.93 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 75.17, implying potential capital losses of -8.9 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.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates downwards by an average of -0.62 percent. That number becomes -4.19 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 0 percent, compared to last month. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -1.58 percent in FY estimates.

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

Analysts estimate earnings of STE to grow at a rate of 214.99 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, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. STE has a PEG ratio of 0.3.

STE has a 52-week high of 83.54 and a 52-week low of 63.80. Currently the stock is 29.33 percent higher than its low, and 1.23 percent lower than its 52-week high. STE has a P/E ratio of 64.51. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The STE value stock report compares STE to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of STE is $7.06 billion. STE's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.