Analyst Ratings for Navient Corp. (NAVI)

Updated: 2017-07-28

Navient Corp. (NASDAQ:NAVI) was awarded an average rating of Overweight from investment analysts following the stock. Last month, NAVI received an average rating of Overweight.

10 analysts issued ratings on the stock, where 3 gave NAVI a buy rating, 0 issued an overweight rating, 7 gave a hold rating, 0 gave an underweight rating, and 0 gave a sell rating. Today, there are 0 more analysts optimistic about the company future as compared with 90 days ago. During this time, the number of analysts bearish on the stock has increased by 0.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for NAVI. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 21, implying potential capital gains of 43.93 percent. The lowest price target was 16, which equates to a potential downside of 9.66 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.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 0.06 percent on average, compared to last month. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is 2.08 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised downwards by -2.5 percent, compared to last month. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -2.23 percent.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. Over the past month, 4 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. During this time, 1 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, compared to 4 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

The growth rate of NAVI's earnings is estimated by analysts to be -8.48 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, 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, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. NAVI has a PEG ratio of -0.9.

In the trailing 52-weeks, NAVI hit 17.95 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 12.66. Today's price is 15.24 percent above the 52-week low, and 18.72 percent lower than its 52-week high. NAVI has a P/E ratio of 7.66. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The NAVI value stock report compares NAVI to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $4.16 billion. NAVI will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.