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.

WY was given price targets by several analysts. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 40, implying potential capital gains of 21.43 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 31, implying a possible loss of -5.89 percent. It is crucial to not blindly accept any price targets or stock ratings, because many analysts have it in their best interest to give positive coverage of certain stocks.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 1.85 percent. 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. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 2.48 percent in FY estimates.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 2 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, 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, compared to 0 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

The growth rate of WY's earnings is estimated by analysts to be -29.9 percent. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies 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 P/E 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's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.