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.

SWFT was given price targets by several analysts. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 32, implying potential capital gains of 20.3 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 23, which equates to a potential downside of -13.53 percent. One must be careful with overanalyzing price targets and ratings due to possible conflicts of interest among the analysts releasing them.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 2 percent. That number becomes 1.92 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 2.13 percent, as compared to a month ago. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 0.52 percent.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. Over the past month, 4 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 2 analysts revised their estimates downwards. 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.

Analysts estimate earnings of SWFT to grow at a rate of 5.09 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. 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 a 52-week high of 27.23 and a 52-week low of 18.05. Currently the stock is 47.37 percent higher than its low, and 2.31 percent lower than its 52-week high. SWFT has a P/E 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 will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.