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 price target was 58, implying potential capital gains of 4.32 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 55, implying potential capital losses of -1.08 percent. It is crucial to not blindly accept any price targets or stock ratings, because many analysts have it in their best interest to give positive coverage of certain stocks.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 1.87 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is 3.7 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 0.64 percent. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 1.65 percent in FY estimates.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. Over the past month, 1 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. Also over the last month, 1 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 0 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of NAVG to grow at a rate of -8.71 percent. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, 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, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. NAVG has a PEG ratio of -2.38.

NAVG has traded between a high of 62.04 and a low of 45.17 over the past year. Today's price is 23.09 percent above the 52-week low, and 10.38 percent below the high. NAVG has a price/earnings 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 stock has a market capitalization of $1.64 billion. NAVG will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.