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 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.

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. 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.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 4 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, 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.

Analysts estimate earnings of SWFT to grow at a rate of 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. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. The PEG ratio of SWFT is 5.68.

In the last 52-weeks, SWFT has achieved a high of 27.23 and a low of 18.05. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 47.37 percent, and 2.31 percent below the 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.