Analyst Ratings for Stantec Inc. (STN)

Updated: 2017-07-27

Analysts covering Stantec Inc. (NYSE:STN) have given it a consensus rating of Overweight. About 30 days ago, STN was issued an average rating of Overweight.

10 analysts issued ratings on the stock, where 4 gave STN a buy rating, 1 gave an overweight rating, 5 gave a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 0 gave a sell rating. Over the past 90 days, the number of analysts that are bullish on the stock has increased by 1. Over the same time period, there has been an increase of 0 in the number of analysts with a negative outlook on the stock.

A number of analysts gave price targets for STN. The most optimistic price target was 30.18, implying potential capital gains of 19.05 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 25.58, which equates to a potential downside of 0.91 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 1.47 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is -6.87 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 0 percent. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -4.11 percent in FY estimates.

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, while 0 analysts revised their estimates downwards. During this time, 1 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, compared to 0 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

The growth rate of STN's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 269.58 percent. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. STN has a PEG ratio of 0.25.

STN has traded between a high of 28.05 and a low of 21.50 over the past year. Currently the stock is 17.91 percent higher than its low, and below the high by 9.63 percent. STN has a P/E ratio of 66.71. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The STN value stock report compares STN to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $3.63 billion. STN's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.