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.

STE was given price targets by several analysts. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 94, which equates to a potential upside of 13.93 percent. The minimum price target given was 75.17, implying a possible loss 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. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is -4.19 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 0 percent. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -1.58 percent.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 0 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 1 analysts made negative revisions. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 1 analysts decreased their 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. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. The PEG ratio of STE is 0.3.

STE has traded between a high of 83.54 and a low of 63.80 over the past year. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 29.33 percent, 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 stock has a market capitalization of $7.06 billion. STE will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.