Analyst Ratings for Swift Transportation Co. (SWFT)

Updated: 2017-07-27

An average rating of Overweight has been given to Swift Transportation Co. (NYSE:SWFT) by analysts covering the stock. About 30 days ago, SWFT was issued an average rating of Overweight.

Of the 17 analysts covering the stock, 8 gave it a buy rating, 1 issued an overweight rating, 8 gave a hold rating, 0 gave an underweight rating, and 0 issued a sell rating. Today, there are 1 more analysts optimistic about the company future as compared with 90 days ago. 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 SWFT. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 32, implying potential capital gains of 20.3 percent. The lowest price target was 23, implying potential capital losses of -13.53 percent. Note that investment analysts can be biased in their reporting on companies's ratings and price targets.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 2 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 1.92 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 2.13 percent, as compared to a month ago. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 0.52 percent in FY estimates.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 4 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 2 analysts made negative revisions. Over the same time period, 4 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 0 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

The growth rate of SWFT's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 5.09 percent. Another measure frequently examined by investors is 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. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. The PEG ratio of SWFT is 5.68.

SWFT has traded between a high of 27.23 and a low of 18.05 over the past year. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 47.37 percent, and below the high by 2.31 percent. SWFT has a price/earnings ratio of 28.91. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The SWFT value stock report compares SWFT to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $3.53 billion. SWFT's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.