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Analyst Ratings Update: First Niagara Financial Group Inc. (NASDAQ:FNFG)

Analyst Ratings for First Niagara Financial Group Inc. (FNFG)

Updated: 2016-07-29

FNFG was given price targets by several analysts. The highest price target was 12, implying a possible profit of 17.76 percent. The lowest price target was 9.5, which equates to a potential downside of -6.77 percent. One must be careful with overanalyzing price targets and ratings due to possible conflicts of interest among the analysts releasing them.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 0 percent on average, compared to last month. That number becomes 0 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed downwards by -0.82 percent. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -0.82 percent.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 0 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of FNFG to grow at a rate of 12.66 percent. 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. 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 FNFG is 1.5.

FNFG has a 52-week high of 0.00 and a 52-week low of 0.00. Today's price is 0 percent above the 52-week low, and 0 percent below the high. FNFG has a price/earnings ratio of 19.05. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The FNFG value stock report compares FNFG to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of FNFG is $3.63 billion. FNFG will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.