Analyst Ratings for Navigators Group Inc. (NAVG)

Updated: 2017-07-27

An average rating of Hold has been given to Navigators Group Inc. (NASDAQ:NAVG) by analysts covering the stock. NAVG had previously received a consensus rating of Hold a month ago.

A buy rating was issued by 0 analysts, 0 gave an overweight rating, 6 issued a hold rating, 0 gave an underweight rating, and 0 issued a sell rating. Compared to three months ago, there has been an increase of 0 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.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for NAVG. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 58, implying potential capital gains of 4.32 percent. The minimum price target given was 55, implying a possible loss of -1.08 percent. Some investors take price targets and stock ratings with a grain of salt, knowing that some analysts can have indirect business with the stocks they cover.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 1.87 percent on average, compared to last month. That number becomes 3.7 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 0.64 percent, as compared to a month ago. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 1.65 percent.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 1 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 0 analysts revised their estimates downwards. During this time, 1 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of NAVG to grow at a rate of -8.71 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, 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. NAVG has a PEG ratio of -2.38.

In the trailing 52-weeks, NAVG hit 62.04 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 45.17. Today's price is 23.09 percent above the 52-week low, and below the high by 10.38 percent. NAVG has a P/E ratio of 20.75. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The NAVG value stock report compares NAVG to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of NAVG is $1.64 billion. NAVG's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.