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.
Investment analysts gave a few price targets for WY. The most optimistic price target was 40, implying potential capital gains of 21.43 percent. The lowest price target was 31, implying a possible loss of -5.89 percent. One must be careful with overanalyzing price targets and ratings due to possible conflicts of interest among the analysts releasing them.
Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 1.85 percent on average, compared to last month. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is -1.41 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 1.95 percent. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 2.48 percent in FY estimates.
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. Also over the last month, 2 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, compared to 0 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.
WY has an estimated earnings growth rate of -29.9 percent as forecasted by analysts. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. The PEG ratio of WY is -0.79.
In the last 52-weeks, WY has achieved a high of 35.50 and a low of 28.58. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 15.26 percent, and below the high by 7.21 percent. 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 market cap of WY is $25.72 billion. WY will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.