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.

A number of analysts gave 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 most pessimistic price target was 15, implying a possible loss of -0.66 percent. Note that investment analysts can be biased in their reporting on companies's ratings and price targets.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 0 percent. That number becomes -2.17 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised downwards by -0.56 percent, as compared to a month ago. 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.

BPFH has an estimated earnings growth rate of 16.13 percent as forecasted by analysts. Another measure frequently examined by investors is 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. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. BPFH has a PEG ratio of 1.23.

In the last 52-weeks, BPFH has achieved a high of 17.88 and a low of 11.77. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 28.29 percent, and below the high by 15.55 percent. 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's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.