Is it Time to Take a Look at These Stocks? Analyst Consensus is in Panera Bread Company (NASDAQ:PNRA), SM Energy Company (NYSE:SM)

Panera Bread Company (NASDAQ:PNRA) shares have a current ABR (average broker recommendation) of 2.68. 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 Panera Bread Company (NASDAQ:PNRA). The highest current target is $315. The lowest price target out of the polled analysts is presently $210. The consensus target price is currently noted at $291.076. Analysts may employ various techniques to help predict future stock price levels.

On the earnings front, Panera Bread Company (NASDAQ:PNRA) is expected to post quarterly earnings per share of $1.86. 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 2017-07-25. Panera Bread Company (NASDAQ:PNRA) most recently reported quarterly EPS of $1.83 for the quarter ending 2017-03-31. The gap between the actual and the projected estimate leading up to earnings created a surprise factor of -0.54%.

SM Energy Company (NYSE:SM) shares have a current ABR (average broker recommendation) of 1.72. 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 SM Energy Company (NYSE:SM). The highest current target is $53. The lowest price target out of the polled analysts is presently $27. The consensus target price is currently noted at $41.733. Analysts may employ various techniques to help predict future stock price levels.

On the earnings front, SM Energy Company (NYSE:SM) is expected to post quarterly earnings per share of $-0.36. 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. SM Energy Company (NYSE:SM) most recently reported quarterly EPS of $-0.31 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 20.51%.

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