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.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for STN. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 30.18, implying a possible profit of 19.05 percent. The minimum price target given was 25.58, which equates to a potential downside of 0.91 percent. One must be careful with overanalyzing price targets and ratings due to possible conflicts of interest among the analysts releasing them.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 1.47 percent on average, compared to last month. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is -6.87 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 0 percent, compared to last month. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -4.11 percent in FY estimates.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. Over the past month, 1 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. Over the same time period, 1 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, 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. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, 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, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. The PEG ratio of STN is 0.25.

In the trailing 52-weeks, STN hit 28.05 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 21.50. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 17.91 percent, and 9.63 percent lower than its 52-week high. STN has a price/earnings 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.