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 most pessimistic price target was 25.58, implying a possible loss 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.

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. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 0 percent, as compared to a month ago. 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. 1 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 0 analysts revised their estimates downwards. During this time, 1 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.

STN has an estimated earnings growth rate of 269.58 percent as forecasted by analysts. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. 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. Today's price is 17.91 percent above the 52-week low, and 9.63 percent lower than its 52-week high. 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 will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.