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.

STJ was given price targets by several analysts. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 89, implying a possible profit of 10.99 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 80, implying a possible loss of -0.24 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.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 0 percent. That number becomes -1.85 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 -0.25 percent, as compared to a month ago. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -1.23 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 2 analysts that decreased their estimates. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 2 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

STJ has an estimated earnings growth rate of 75.83 percent as forecasted by analysts. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. The PEG ratio of STJ is 0.46.

STJ has a 52-week high of 84.00 and a 52-week 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 stock has a market capitalization of $23.01 billion. STJ will post this quarters earnings in -969 days, on 2017-01-25.