Analyst Ratings for Zoetis Inc. (ZTS)

Updated: 2017-07-28

Zoetis Inc. (NYSE:ZTS) was awarded an average rating of Overweight from investment analysts following the stock. A consensus rating of Overweight was previously issued for ZTS last month.

Of the 20 analysts covering the stock, 13 gave it a buy rating, 1 issued an overweight rating, 6 issued a hold rating, 0 gave an underweight rating, and 0 issued a sell rating. Compared to three months ago, there has been an increase of 2 in the number of analysts with a positive outlook on the stock. Over the same time period, there has been an increase of 0 in the number of analysts with a negative outlook on the stock.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for ZTS. The maximum price target given was 77, which equates to a potential upside of 23.77 percent. The minimum price target given was 48, which equates to a potential downside of -22.84 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 0 percent. That number becomes -3.64 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 0 percent, compared to last month. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 0.43 percent in FY estimates.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 3 analysts made negative revisions. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 2 analysts decreased their estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of ZTS to grow at a rate of 35.62 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. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. ZTS has a PEG ratio of 1.02.

ZTS has a 52-week high of 63.85 and a 52-week low of 46.86. Currently the stock is 32.76 percent higher than its low, and below the high by 2.57 percent. ZTS has a price/earnings ratio of 36.17. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The ZTS value stock report compares ZTS to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $30.43 billion. ZTS is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.