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 most optimistic price target was 89, implying a possible profit of 10.99 percent. The lowest price target was 80, implying a possible loss of -0.24 percent. Many analysts are not unbiased in their coverage of stocks, including price targets and stock ratings, so care must be taken in interpreting numbers released by them.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 0 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is -1.85 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised downwards by -0.25 percent, as compared to a month ago. 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. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 2 analysts made negative revisions. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 2 analysts decreased their 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. 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. Today's price is 64.22 percent above the 52-week low, and 4.54 percent below the 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 is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 2017-01-25, days from today.