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 a possible profit of 20.3 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 23, implying potential capital losses of -13.53 percent. Many analysts are not unbiased in their coverage of stocks, including price targets and stock ratings, so care must be taken in interpreting numbers released by them.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 2 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is 1.92 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 2.13 percent, compared to last month. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 0.52 percent in FY estimates.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. Over the past month, 4 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 2 analysts made negative revisions. Also over the last month, 4 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.

SWFT has an estimated earnings growth rate of 5.09 percent as forecasted by analysts. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. 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. SWFT has a PEG ratio of 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 below the high by 2.31 percent. 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.