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.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for FNGN. The most optimistic price target was 47, implying a possible profit of 22.56 percent. The lowest price target was 44, implying a possible loss of 14.73 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some stocks.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 0 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is 0 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 0.37 percent, as compared to a month ago. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 2.6 percent in FY estimates.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. Over the past month, 2 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. Over the same time period, 2 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.

The growth rate of FNGN's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 79.75 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. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. FNGN has a PEG ratio of 0.83.

FNGN has a 52-week high of 45.75 and a 52-week low of 25.00. Today's price is 53.4 percent above the 52-week 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 market cap of FNGN is $2.42 billion. FNGN will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.