Analyst Ratings for Financial Engines Inc. (FNGN)

Updated: 2017-07-27

Analysts covering Financial Engines Inc. (NASDAQ:FNGN) have given it a consensus rating of Buy. About 30 days ago, FNGN was issued an average rating of Buy.

A buy rating was issued by 5 analysts, 0 issued an overweight rating, 1 issued a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 0 gave a sell rating. Over the past 90 days, the number of analysts that are bullish on the stock has increased by 2. Meanwhile, the number of analysts pessimistic about the company has increased by 0.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for FNGN. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 47, implying a possible profit of 22.56 percent. The lowest price target was 44, implying potential capital losses of 14.73 percent. One must be careful with overanalyzing price targets and ratings due to possible conflicts of interest among the analysts releasing them.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 0 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is 0 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 0.37 percent. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 2.6 percent.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. Over the past month, 2 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. Also over the last month, 2 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, compared to 0 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

The growth rate of FNGN's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 79.75 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, 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, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. The PEG ratio of FNGN is 0.83.

In the last 52-weeks, FNGN has achieved a high of 45.75 and a low of 25.00. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 53.4 percent, and 16.17 percent below the high. FNGN has a price/earnings ratio of 66.29. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The FNGN value stock report compares FNGN to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of FNGN is $2.42 billion. FNGN will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.