Saia Inc. (SAIA) Stock Forecast & Predictions

Saia Inc. SAIA: $282.22

11465 Johns Creek Pkwy Ste 400, Johns Creek, Georgia, US. | Sector: Transportation and Warehousing | Exchange: NASDAQ | Web: www.saia.com

  • Market Cap$7.35B
  • Change (52 Weeks)41.97%
  • Low (52 Weeks)$171.16
  • Saia Inc. (SAIA) Stock Forecast By Analysts


    Strong Buy
    Analysts Recommendations for Saia Inc. (SAIA) is based on 23 Institutional Analyst Ratings where 39.13% are on Strong Buy, 26.09% on Moderate Buy, 30.43% remains on Hold, 0.00% are on Moderate Sell and 4.35% are on Strong Sell.

    Out of 23 Institutional Analysts, majority recommended SAIA stock as Strong Buy. Since most investors and traders follow analyst ratings closely, this can be a potentially driving factor for the future stock price of Saia Inc..

    Saia Inc. (SAIA) Stock Price Prediction By Analysts


    HighLowAverage
    $420.00$212.10$344.08
    $344.0821.92% Upside
    Updated: 2022-01-13 00:00:00

    The Average Price target for SAIA set by the institutional analysts is $344.08 where High Estimate is $420.00, Median $357 and Low $212.10.

    The average price target for SAIA by Institutional Analysts is $344.08, which is 21.92% Upside from the current price. So according to the Institutional Analysts, SAIA Stock might be a bit undervalued at this stage and there’s potential for upside.

    However, although Institutional Analysts set their price targets after extensive research, they’re not always correct. After all, the market is mostly driven by investors speculation and emotion than just concrete numbers.

    Saia Inc. (SAIA) Stock Forecasts By Institutional Analysts


    Analyst
    Recommendation
    Action
    Raymond JamesMarket OutperformMaintained
    SusquehannaPositiveInitiated
    Deutsche BankHoldDowngraded
    BenchmarkBuyInitiated
    Morgan StanleyUnderweightMaintained
    Wells FargoOverweightMaintained
    Raymond JamesOutperformMaintained
    B of A SecuritiesBuyUpgraded
    B of A SecuritiesNeutralMaintained
    Wells FargoOverweightMaintained
    Morgan StanleyUnderweightMaintained
    Raymond JamesOutperformMaintained
    Morgan StanleyUnderweightMaintained
    B of A SecuritiesNeutralUpgraded
    Wells FargoOverweightMaintained
    Morgan StanleyUnderweightMaintained
    Truist SecuritiesBuyMaintained
    Wells FargoOverweightUpgraded
    Morgan StanleyUnderweightMaintained
    Raymond JamesOutperformMaintained
    Truist SecuritiesBuyMaintained
    Raymond JamesOutperformMaintained
    Stephens & Co.OverweightUpgraded
    Morgan StanleyUnderweightMaintained
    B of A SecuritiesUnderperformDowngraded
    Morgan StanleyUnderweightMaintained
    Wells FargoEqual-WeightMaintained
    Truist SecuritiesBuyMaintained
    Raymond JamesOutperformMaintained
    UBSNeutralInitiated
    Evercore ISI GroupOutperformInitiated
    Morgan StanleyUnderweightMaintained
    Raymond JamesOutperformMaintained
    B of A SecuritiesNeutralMaintained
    Morgan StanleyUnderweightMaintained
    Wells FargoEqual-WeightInitiated
    Goldman SachsNeutralInitiated
    Morgan StanleyUnderweightMaintained
    Raymond JamesOutperformMaintained
    Deutsche BankBuyMaintained
    B of A SecuritiesNeutralInitiated
    SunTrust Robinson HumphreyBuyMaintained
    Deutsche BankBuyMaintained
    Raymond JamesOutperformMaintained
    SunTrust Robinson HumphreyBuyMaintained
    Raymond JamesOutperformReiterated
    Raymond JamesOutperformMaintained
    KeyBancSector WeightDowngraded
    Morgan StanleyUnderweightMaintained
    Deutsche BankBuyMaintained
    Stifel NicolausBuyMaintained
    KeyBancOverweightMaintained
    KeyBancOverweightMaintained
    Stephens & Co.Equal-WeightDowngraded
    Deutsche BankBuyMaintained
    Morgan StanleyUnderweightMaintained
    Morgan StanleyUnderweightMaintained
    Morgan StanleyUnderweightMaintained
    KeyBancOverweightMaintained
    Stifel NicolausHoldMaintained
    Stephens & Co.OverweightUpgraded
    KeyBancOverweightMaintained
    Buckingham ResearchBuyMaintained
    Deutsche BankBuyUpgraded
    KeyBancOverweightMaintained
    SunTrust Robinson HumphreyBuyInitiated
    Raymond JamesOutperformMaintained
    BuckinghamBuyMaintained
    Morgan StanleyUnderweightMaintained
    Deutsche BankHoldInitiated
    Stifel NicolausBuyUpgraded
    Morgan StanleyUnderweightMaintained
    BuckinghamBuyInitiated
    Morgan StanleyUnderweightMaintained
    Morgan StanleyEqual-WeightMaintained
    Morgan StanleyEqual-WeightMaintained
    Raymond JamesOutperformDowngraded
    KeyBancOverweightUpgraded
    Stifel NicolausHoldDowngraded
    KeyBancSector WeightInitiated
    Stephens & Co.Equal-WeightDowngraded
    Stifel NicolausBuyMaintained
    Stifel NicolausBuyUpgraded
    BB&T CapitalHoldDowngraded
    Wolfe ResearchPeer PerformDowngraded
    Cowen & Co.Market PerformDowngraded
    WunderlichBuyMaintained
    WunderlichBuyUpgraded
    WunderlichHoldMaintained
    Raymond JamesOutperformDowngraded
    BB&T CapitalBuyUpgraded
    WunderlichHoldMaintained
    Cowen & Co.BuyMaintained
    Sidoti & Co.NeutralDowngraded
    Stifel NicolausHoldDowngraded
    WunderlichHoldMaintained
    WunderlichHoldInitiated
    Morgan StanleyEqual-WeightInitiated

    Saia Inc. (SAIA) Stock Earning Per Share (EPS) Forecast / Estimate


    $2.317
    The average consensus EPS for SAIA is $2.317 with a high estimate of $2.667 and Low of $1.676 for the period 2022-03-31 and based on 13 Institutional Analysts.

    Last Quarter


    Actual
    Estimate
    Date
    $2.98$2.39482021-09-30


    Earning Per Share (EPS) History


    Actual
    Estimate
    Date
    $$2.59592021-12-31
    $2.98$2.39482021-09-30
    $2.34$2.07792021-06-30
    $1.4$1.40292021-03-31
    $1.51$1.32242020-12-31
    $1.56$1.33112020-09-30
    $1.07$0.9162020-06-30
    $1.06$0.8332020-03-31
    $0.81$0.86362019-12-31
    $1.25$1.31122019-09-30
    $1.4$1.3522019-06-30
    $0.85$0.90692019-03-31
    $0.97$0.90132018-12-31
    $1.07$1.06392018-09-30
    $1.15$1.13112018-06-30
    $0.77$0.73442018-03-31
    $0.53$0.53812017-12-31
    $0.55$0.56482017-09-30
    $0.68$0.63882017-06-30
    $0.44$0.41952017-03-31
    $0.4$0.4312016-12-31
    $0.54$0.50712016-09-30
    $0.52$0.56392016-06-30
    $0.42$0.4082016-03-31
    $0.45$0.30892015-12-31
    $0.46$0.68852015-09-30
    $0.75$0.72552015-06-30
    $0.49$0.49982015-03-31
    $0.49$0.46032014-12-31
    $0.64$0.65052014-09-30
    $0.53$0.70832014-06-30
    $0.34$0.31012014-03-31
    $0.32$0.33252013-12-31
    $0.51$0.54022013-09-30
    $0.54$0.55532013-06-30
    $0.32666999999999996$0.25432013-03-31
    $0.22$0.2212012-12-31
    $0.37333$0.35022012-09-30
    $0.48$0.34152012-06-30
    $0.22666999999999998$0.12162012-03-31

    What is Analyst Ratings & Price Targets?

    The analysts provide Buy, Sell or Hold ratings after extensive research of a companies financial reports, listening to conference calls and some of them even get in contact with upper management of the company to get an overall picture of operation.

    Although institutional Analyst’s are not always correct, their ratings are followed by millions of traders around the world and they can heavily influence trading activities for a company.

    As a retail investor, going through analyst ratings will instantly provide you an idea if the stock is worth buying. Top Analysts also provide their price targets. It’s a prediction of where the stock price might go based on their analysis.

    The best way to analyze price targets is to combined average price targets of major analysts. If the average price target is much higher than the current price of the stock, then the probability of a stock going up is also high.

    What is Technical Analysis?

    Technical Analysis refers to analyzing a stock's price over a period of time. In the financial market, past price patterns are one of the strongest indicators of an asset's future performance.

    In easier terms, millions of traders use Live Charts to watch the stock prices, it is actually a single source of truth for most traders. When a stock's price reaches a significant price level/pattern in the chart, millions of traders take buy/sell positions from those levels.

    As a regular investor, one of the easiest ways to check technical analysis of a stock is through Technical Indicators. Technical Indicators are programmed algorithms that monitor price changes in the Charts and indicate Buy/Sell based on market conditions.

    Some Technical Indicators can be very powerful (e.g SMA) and some can be pretty useless. Stock research tools like iTradely heavily simplify the technical analysis process for the investors by showing Buy/Sell/Neutral ratings combined from 17 powerful technical indicators, all in one page.

    What is Earnings Per Share (EPS) and Why is it Important?

    EPS, or Earning Per Share, can tell a lot about a stock’s performance. It’s calculated by dividing a company’s profit by the number of outstanding shares of its common stocks.

    In layman’s term, earnings is an indicator of a company’s profitability. Higher the earnings, the more profitable a company is.
    Some traders pick stocks solely based on EPS or earnings Analysis, it is a very powerful indicator of a stock’s price.

    Before you buy a stock, check the company’s earnings History and Surprises. A Surprise happens when a company reports a much higher or lower actual earnings/EPS than the forecasted earnings/EPS.

    If a company reports higher EPS surprises consistently, analysts keep raising their estimates, traders become more confident in the company, driving the share price higher.

    What is Stock Sentiment?

    Stock Sentiment refers to how people speculating about the stock or what kind of trading position investors are often taking.

    There are different kinds of sentiments you can find online for a company, this includes Investor Sentiment (Percentage of investors buying or selling), News Sentiment (Is the company getting positive or negative impressions from the Press?), Social Sentiment (The overall trends about the company in social media, is it negative or positive?).