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.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for STJ. The most optimistic price target was 89, implying potential capital gains of 10.99 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 80, which equates to a potential downside 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.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average 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. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised downwards by -0.25 percent, compared to last month. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -1.23 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 2 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 2 analysts decreased their estimates.

The growth rate of STJ's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 75.83 percent. Another measure frequently examined by investors is 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. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 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. Today's price is 64.22 percent above the 52-week 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 market cap of STJ is $23.01 billion. STJ will post this quarters earnings in -852 days, on 2017-01-25.