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.

A number of analysts gave price targets for WY. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 40, implying a possible profit of 21.43 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 31, implying potential capital losses of -5.89 percent. Some investors take price targets and stock ratings with a grain of salt, knowing that some analysts can have indirect business with the stocks they cover.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 1.85 percent. That number becomes -1.41 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 1.95 percent, as compared to a month ago. 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. Over the past month, 2 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. Over the same time period, 2 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 0 analysts decreased their 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. 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. 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 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 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's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.