Analyst Ratings for State Auto Financial Corp. (STFC)

Updated: 2017-07-27

Analysts covering State Auto Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:STFC) have given it a consensus rating of Hold. STFC had previously received a consensus rating of Hold a month ago.

0 analysts declared STFC a buy, 0 issued an overweight rating, 5 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.

STFC was given price targets by several analysts. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 28, implying a possible profit of 9.76 percent. The minimum price target given was 26, implying a possible loss of 1.92 percent. Note that investment analysts can be biased in their reporting on companies's ratings and price targets.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 0 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 -226.39 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed downwards by -19.96 percent. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -55.85 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, which can be compared to the 2 analysts that decreased their estimates. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, compared to 2 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

The growth rate of STFC's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 56.31 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, 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, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. The PEG ratio of STFC is 1.42.

In the last 52-weeks, STFC has achieved a high of 27.97 and a low of 19.54. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 30.55 percent, and 8.8 percent lower than its 52-week high. STFC has a P/E ratio of 79.72. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The STFC value stock report compares STFC to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of STFC is $1.07 billion. STFC's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.