Analyst Ratings for St. Jude Medical, Inc. (STJ)

Updated: 2017-01-02

Shares of St. Jude Medical, Inc. (NYSE:STJ) have received a consensus rating of Hold from Wall Street analysts. About 30 days ago, STJ was issued an average rating of Hold.

A buy rating was issued by 1 analysts, 0 issued an overweight rating, 18 gave a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 0 gave a sell rating. Today, there are 0 more analysts optimistic about the company future as compared with 90 days ago. Over the same time period, there has been an increase of 0 in the number of analysts with a negative outlook on the stock.

Several price targets were given for STJ by the analysts covering the stock. The most optimistic price target was 89, implying potential capital gains of 10.99 percent. The minimum price target given was 80, implying a possible loss of -0.24 percent. One must be careful with overanalyzing price targets and ratings due to possible conflicts of interest among the analysts releasing them.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 0 percent on average, compared to last month. That number becomes -1.85 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed downwards by -0.25 percent. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -1.23 percent.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 2 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, compared to 2 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

The growth rate of STJ's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 75.83 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, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. The PEG ratio of STJ is 0.46.

In the last 52-weeks, STJ has achieved a high of 84.00 and a low of 48.83. Currently the stock is 64.22 percent higher than its low, and 4.54 percent lower than its 52-week high. STJ has a P/E ratio of 35.13. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The STJ value stock report compares STJ to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of STJ is $23.01 billion. STJ will post this quarters earnings in -663 days, on 2017-01-25.