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.

Several price targets were given for FNGN by the analysts covering the stock. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 47, which equates to a potential upside of 22.56 percent. The lowest price target was 44, implying a possible loss of 14.73 percent. Many analysts are not unbiased in their coverage of stocks, including price targets and stock ratings, so care must be taken in interpreting numbers released by them.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 0 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is 0 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 0.37 percent, compared to last month. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 2.6 percent in FY estimates.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. Over the past month, 2 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. Over the same time period, 2 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 0 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

The growth rate of FNGN's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 79.75 percent. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. FNGN has a PEG ratio of 0.83.

FNGN has traded between a high of 45.75 and a low of 25.00 over the past year. Currently the stock is 53.4 percent higher than its low, and below the high by 16.17 percent. 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 stock has a market capitalization of $2.42 billion. FNGN's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.