Analyst Price Targets & Stock Snapshots on SM Energy Company (NYSE:SM), Baidu, Inc. (NASDAQ:BIDU)

In the most recent session, SM Energy Company (NYSE:SM) shares have traded +1.37%. Following the stock price relative to moving averages may offer enhanced perspective on stock performance. After a recent review, the stock has been noted $0.45 away from the 50-day moving average of $22.45 and $-7.46 away from the 200-day moving average of $30.36. From a different angle, the stock has been recently recorded -46.86% off of the 52-week high of 43.09 and +14.44% removed from the 52-week low of 20.01. 

Currently, SM Energy Company Common Stock 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 -0.15.

Price Target Update

Analysts polled by Thomson Reuters have set a consensus target price of $37.20 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.

According to data provided by Zacks Research, Baidu, Inc. (NASDAQ:BIDU) has a consensus target price of $186.8 on the stock. Out of the polled analysts providing targets, the high is currently $220, while the low is resting at $126. Analyst price targets may vary depending on the individual method used to calculate the estimate.
Turning to earnings, analysts are expecting Baidu, Inc. (NASDAQ:BIDU) to post a current quarter EPS of $0.89. This consensus number is compiled by Zacks Research. For the period ending on 2017-03-31, the company reported EPS for the quarter of $0.66. The resulting surprise factor from the difference between the reported number and the consensus estimate going into earnings was 4.76%. After a company reports earnings, the stock may see increased activity. The next earnings report date is scheduled on or near 2017-07-27.
In terms of analyst ratings, Baidu, Inc. (NASDAQ:BIDU) has a current ABR of 2.27. This average broker recommendation is given by Zacks using a scale from 1 to 5. According to this scale, a rating of 1 or 2 would indicate a Buy, and a rating of 4 or 5 would signify a Sell recommendation. A 3 would indicate a Hold on the stock.

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