SanDisk: S&P Intraday Laggard
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- SanDisk(SNDK) was the worst-performing stock in the S&P 500 Wednesday morning.
The S&P was down 13.48 points, or 0.95%, to 1,399.90.
Shares of SanDisk fell 9.39% to $45.35 on about double its average daily trading volume. The flash-memory company reduced its first-quarter guidance on Tuesday because of lower-than-anticipated demand and pricing.
SanDisk has an estimated price-to-earnings ratio for next year of 9.12 times; the average for semiconductor companies is 15.18. For comparison, both Broadcom(BRCM) and Altera(ALTR) have higher forward P/Es of 12.19 and 17.26, respectively.
Nineteen of the 25 analysts who cover SanDisk rated it buy. Five analysts gave the stock a hold rating and one rated it sell.
TheStreet Ratings gives SanDisk a B+ grade with a buy rating and a $58 price target. The stock has fallen 8% year to date.