Analyst Ratings for Boston Private Financial Holdings Inc. (BPFH)

Updated: 2017-07-27

Analysts covering Boston Private Financial Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:BPFH) have given it a consensus rating of Hold. About 30 days ago, BPFH was issued an average rating of Hold.

0 analysts declared BPFH a buy, 0 issued an overweight rating, 7 issued a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 0 gave a sell rating. Compared to three months ago, there has been an increase of 0 in the number of analysts with a positive outlook on the stock. During this time, the number of analysts bearish on the stock has increased by 0.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for BPFH. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 17.75, which equates to a potential upside of 17.55 percent. The lowest price target was 15, implying potential capital losses of -0.66 percent. Note that investment analysts can be biased in their reporting on companies's ratings and price targets.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 0 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is -2.17 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised downwards by -0.56 percent, compared to last month. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -3.27 percent.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, which can be compared to the 2 analysts that decreased their estimates. Also over the last month, 3 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 2 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of BPFH to grow at a rate of 16.13 percent. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. The PEG ratio of BPFH is 1.23.

BPFH has a 52-week high of 17.88 and a 52-week low of 11.77. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 28.29 percent, and 15.55 percent lower than its 52-week high. BPFH has a price/earnings ratio of 19.87. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The BPFH value stock report compares BPFH to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of BPFH is $1.29 billion. BPFH will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.