Analyst Ratings for E*TRADE Financial Corp. (ETFC)

Updated: 2017-07-27

An average rating of Overweight has been given to E*TRADE Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:ETFC) by analysts covering the stock. A consensus rating of Overweight was previously issued for ETFC last month.

A buy rating was issued by 8 analysts, 2 gave an overweight rating, 5 gave a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 0 gave a sell rating. Compared to three months ago, there has been an decrease of 1 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 ETFC. The most optimistic price target was 49, which equates to a potential upside of 19.19 percent. The minimum price target given was 41, implying potential capital losses of -0.27 percent. It is crucial to not blindly accept any price targets or stock ratings, because many analysts have it in their best interest to give positive coverage of certain stocks.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 6.45 percent on average, compared to last month. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is 8.79 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 13.01 percent, as compared to a month ago. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 14.17 percent in FY estimates.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 7 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 0 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Also over the last month, 8 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 0 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

The growth rate of ETFC's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 1.86 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 people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. 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. ETFC has a PEG ratio of 10.31.

ETFC has a 52-week high of 42.19 and a 52-week low of 24.35. Currently the stock is 68.83 percent higher than its low, and below the high by 2.56 percent. ETFC has a P/E ratio of 19.17. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The ETFC value stock report compares ETFC to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $11.31 billion. ETFC's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.