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.

A number of analysts gave price targets for SWFT. The highest price target was 32, which equates to a potential upside of 20.3 percent. The lowest price target was 23, which equates to a potential downside of -13.53 percent. Some investors take price targets and stock ratings with a grain of salt, knowing that some analysts can have indirect business with the stocks they cover.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 2 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is 1.92 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 2.13 percent. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 0.52 percent.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. Over the past month, 4 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 2 analysts made negative revisions. During this time, 4 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 0 analysts decreased their 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. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. The PEG ratio of SWFT is 5.68.

In the trailing 52-weeks, SWFT hit 27.23 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 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's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.