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.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for STJ. The maximum price target given was 89, implying potential capital gains of 10.99 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 80, implying a possible loss of -0.24 percent. It is crucial to not blindly accept any price targets or stock ratings, because many analysts have it in their best interest to give positive coverage of certain stocks.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 0 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 -1.85 percent. 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.

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, 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.

STJ has an estimated earnings growth rate of 75.83 percent as forecasted by analysts. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. The PEG ratio of STJ is 0.46.

In the trailing 52-weeks, STJ hit 84.00 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 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 price/earnings 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 is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 2017-01-25, days from today.