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.

A number of analysts gave price targets for STM. The most optimistic price target was 20.94, implying a possible profit of 22.82 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 12.39, implying potential capital losses of -27.33 percent. One must be careful with overanalyzing price targets and ratings due to possible conflicts of interest among the analysts releasing 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.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 1 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. Also over the last month, 1 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.

STM has an estimated earnings growth rate of 217.82 percent as forecasted by analysts. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. STM has a PEG ratio of 0.31.

STM has a 52-week high of 17.34 and a 52-week low of 6.97. Today's price is 144.62 percent above the 52-week low, and below the high by 1.67 percent. STM has a P/E 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 stock has a market capitalization of $15.23 billion. STM's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.