Analyst Ratings for Northern Trust Corp. (NTRS)

Updated: 2017-07-29

Analysts covering Northern Trust Corp. (NASDAQ:NTRS) have given it a consensus rating of Hold. A consensus rating of Hold was previously issued for NTRS last month.

Of the 20 analysts covering the stock, 4 gave it a buy rating, 1 issued an overweight rating, 14 gave a hold rating, 0 gave an underweight rating, and 1 issued a sell rating. Over the past 90 days, the number of analysts that are bullish on the stock has increased by 1. During this time, the number of analysts bearish on the stock has increased by 0.

A number of analysts gave price targets for NTRS. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 111, which equates to a potential upside of 27.21 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 83, implying a possible loss of -4.88 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.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates downwards for this quarter, by about -4.15 percent on average, compared to last month. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is -4.15 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed downwards by -2.48 percent. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -1.77 percent in FY estimates.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 6 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 7 analysts decreased their estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of NTRS to grow at a rate of 7.25 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. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. The PEG ratio of NTRS is 2.74.

In the trailing 52-weeks, NTRS hit 99.30 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 65.92. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 32.37 percent, and 12.12 percent lower than its 52-week high. NTRS has a P/E ratio of 19.83. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The NTRS value stock report compares NTRS to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $20.13 billion. NTRS's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.