How Shares Look in the Eyes of Analysts: Gilead Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ:GILD), Southwestern Energy Company (NYSE:SWN)

Gilead Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ:GILD) shares have a current ABR (average broker recommendation) of 1.95. This recommendation is offered by Zacks Research. The rating lands on a sliding numerical scale from 1 to 5. A recommendation of 5 would indicate a Strong Sell, and a 1 would signify a Strong Buy. The mean rating may help provide a general sense of analyst sentiment on company shares.

Sell-side analysts taken into consideration by Zacks have also provided price target estimates on shares of Gilead Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ:GILD). The highest current target is $115. The lowest price target out of the polled analysts is presently $72. The consensus target price is currently noted at $88.307. Analysts may employ various techniques to help predict future stock price levels.

On the earnings front, Gilead Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ:GILD) is expected to post quarterly earnings per share of $2.15. This is the current consensus figure provided by Zacks. Investors and analysts will be looking for the company to next post earnings on or around 2017-05-02. Gilead Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ:GILD) most recently reported quarterly EPS of $2.64 for the quarter ending 2016-12-31. The gap between the actual and the projected estimate leading up to earnings created a surprise factor of 14.29%.

In the most recent session, Southwestern Energy Company (NYSE:SWN) shares have traded -2.91%. Following the stock price relative to moving averages may offer enhanced perspective on stock performance. After a recent review, the stock has been noted $0.46 away from the 50-day moving average of $7.88 and $-1.96 away from the 200-day moving average of $10.30. From a different angle, the stock has been recently recorded -46.50% off of the 52-week high of 15.59 and +15.83% removed from the 52-week low of 7.20. 

Currently, Southwestern Energy Company has a price to earnings ratio of N/A. Analysts and investors may also opt to evaluate a company's PEG or price to earnings growth ratio. The PEG ratio represents the ratio of the price to earnings to the anticipated future growth rate of the company. If a company has a PEG Ratio below one, it may be viewed as undervalued. If a company has a PEG Ratio above one, it may show that the company is overvalued. A PEG Ratio near one may be viewed as fair value. The stock currently has a PEG Ratio of 0.28.

Price Target Update

Analysts polled by Thomson Reuters have set a consensus target price of $11.40 on shares. Target prices may vary from one analyst to another due to the various ways they may proceed to calculate future price targets. This is a near-term estimation for the next 12-18 months.

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