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.

Several price targets were given for BPFH by the analysts covering the stock. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 17.75, implying a possible profit of 17.55 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 15, implying a possible loss of -0.66 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some stocks.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 0 percent on average, compared to last month. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is -2.17 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed downwards by -0.56 percent. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -3.27 percent.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their 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. Over the same time period, 3 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, compared to 2 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

Analysts estimate earnings of BPFH to grow at a rate of 16.13 percent. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. The PEG ratio of BPFH is 1.23.

BPFH has traded between a high of 17.88 and a low of 11.77 over the past year. 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 stock has a market capitalization of $1.29 billion. BPFH will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.