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 maximum price target given was 111, implying a possible profit of 27.21 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 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.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates downwards by an average of -4.15 percent. That number becomes -4.15 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed downwards by -2.48 percent. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -1.77 percent.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 6 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, compared to 7 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

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, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. The PEG ratio of NTRS is 2.74.

NTRS has traded between a high of 99.30 and a low of 65.92 over the past year. Today's price is 32.37 percent above the 52-week low, and 12.12 percent below the 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 market cap of NTRS is $20.13 billion. NTRS's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.