Analyst Ratings for Sysco Corp. (SYY)

Updated: 2017-07-28

Analysts covering Sysco Corp. (NYSE:SYY) have given it a consensus rating of Overweight. About 30 days ago, SYY was issued an average rating of Overweight.

6 analysts declared SYY a buy, 0 issued an overweight rating, 10 gave a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 1 gave a sell rating. Compared to three months ago, there has been an increase of 0 in the number of analysts with a positive outlook on the stock. Meanwhile, the number of analysts pessimistic about the company has increased by 0.

A number of analysts gave price targets for SYY. The most optimistic price target was 61, implying potential capital gains of 16.8 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 45, which equates to a potential downside of -13.83 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 0 percent. That number becomes 2.17 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 0 percent, as compared to a month ago. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 0 percent.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, compared to 0 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

SYY has an estimated earnings growth rate of 43.63 percent as forecasted by analysts. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at 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. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. The PEG ratio of SYY is 0.63.

SYY has traded between a high of 57.07 and a low of 47.15 over the past year. Today's price is 10.76 percent above the 52-week low, and 8.49 percent below the high. SYY has a P/E ratio of 27.49. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The SYY value stock report compares SYY to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $28.13 billion. SYY will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.