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.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for STE. The most optimistic price target was 94, which equates to a potential upside of 13.93 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 75.17, implying potential capital losses of -8.9 percent. Note that investment analysts can be biased in their reporting on companies's ratings and price targets.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates downwards for this quarter, by about -0.62 percent on average, compared to last month. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is -4.19 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 0 percent. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -1.58 percent in FY estimates.

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, while 1 analysts made negative revisions. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 1 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

STE has an estimated earnings growth rate of 214.99 percent as forecasted by analysts. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. 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. STE has a PEG ratio of 0.3.

In the trailing 52-weeks, STE hit 83.54 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 63.80. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 29.33 percent, and below the high by 1.23 percent. 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 will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.