Analyst Ratings for Weyerhaeuser Co. (WY)

Updated: 2017-07-28

Weyerhaeuser Co. (NYSE:WY) was awarded an average rating of Overweight from investment analysts following the stock. About 30 days ago, WY was issued an average rating of Overweight.

Of the 12 analysts covering the stock, 6 gave it a buy rating, 0 gave an overweight rating, 6 gave a hold rating, 0 gave an underweight rating, and 0 issued a sell rating. Over the past 90 days, the number of analysts that are bullish on the stock has decreased by 2. Meanwhile, the number of analysts pessimistic about the company has increased by 0.

Several price targets were given for WY by the analysts covering the stock. The highest price target was 40, implying potential capital gains of 21.43 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 31, implying potential capital losses of -5.89 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some stocks.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 1.85 percent on average, compared to last month. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is -1.41 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 1.95 percent, compared to last month. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 2.48 percent.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. Over the past month, 2 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. During this time, 2 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 0 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of WY to grow at a rate of -29.9 percent. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. WY has a PEG ratio of -0.79.

In the last 52-weeks, WY has achieved a high of 35.50 and a low of 28.58. Today's price is 15.26 percent above the 52-week low, and 7.21 percent lower than its 52-week high. WY has a price/earnings ratio of 23.58. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The WY value stock report compares WY to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $25.72 billion. WY will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.