Analyst Ratings for Tesoro Corp. (TSO)

Updated: 2017-07-29

Tesoro Corp. (NYSE:TSO) was awarded an average rating of Buy from investment analysts following the stock. TSO had previously received a consensus rating of Buy a month ago.

A buy rating was issued by 18 analysts, 0 gave an overweight rating, 4 gave a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 0 issued a sell rating. Today, there are 5 more analysts optimistic about the company future as compared with 90 days ago. Meanwhile, the number of analysts pessimistic about the company has increased by 0.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for TSO. The most optimistic price target was 121, implying a possible profit of 23.63 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 99, implying potential capital losses of 1.15 percent. One must be careful with overanalyzing price targets and ratings due to possible conflicts of interest among the analysts releasing them.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 3.91 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is -13.55 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed downwards by -3.08 percent. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -12.62 percent.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 4 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, which can be compared to the 4 analysts that decreased their estimates. During this time, 5 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 4 analysts decreased their estimates.

The growth rate of TSO's earnings is estimated by analysts to be -12.68 percent. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. The PEG ratio of TSO is -1.29.

In the trailing 52-weeks, TSO hit 98.69 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 72.78. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 34.47 percent, and below the high by 0.83 percent. TSO has a P/E ratio of 16.39. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The TSO value stock report compares TSO to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $15.65 billion. TSO is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.