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.

NTRS was given price targets by several analysts. The most optimistic price target was 111, which equates to a potential upside of 27.21 percent. The lowest price target was 83, implying potential capital losses of -4.88 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.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of -4.15 percent. 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. 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, which can be compared to the 6 analysts that decreased their estimates. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 7 analysts decreased their estimates.

The growth rate of NTRS's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 7.25 percent. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. 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. The PEG ratio of NTRS is 2.74.

NTRS has a 52-week high of 99.30 and a 52-week low of 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.