Analyst Ratings for STMicroelectronics N.V. (STM)

Updated: 2017-07-26

Shares of STMicroelectronics N.V. (NYSE:STM) have received a consensus rating of Overweight from Wall Street analysts. About 30 days ago, STM was issued an average rating of Hold.

A buy rating was issued by 10 analysts, 2 gave an overweight rating, 11 issued a hold rating, 1 issued an underweight rating, and 2 gave a sell rating. Over the past 90 days, the number of analysts that are bullish on the stock has increased by 0. Over the same time period, there has been an decrease of 1 in the number of analysts with a negative outlook on the stock.

Several price targets were given for STM by the analysts covering the stock. The most optimistic price target was 20.94, implying a possible profit of 22.82 percent. The minimum price target given was 12.39, implying potential capital losses of -27.33 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.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 3.13 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is 6.07 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 0 percent, as compared to a month ago. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 8.98 percent.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 1 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. During this time, 1 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.

STM has an estimated earnings growth rate of 217.82 percent as forecasted by analysts. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, 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, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. STM has a PEG ratio of 0.31.

STM has traded between a high of 17.34 and a low of 6.97 over the past year. Currently the stock is 144.62 percent higher than its low, and 1.67 percent below the high. STM has a price/earnings ratio of 66.71. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The STM value stock report compares STM to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of STM is $15.23 billion. STM's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.