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.

Several price targets were given for STFC by the analysts covering the stock. The highest price target was 28, implying potential capital gains of 9.76 percent. The most pessimistic price target 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. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised downwards by -19.96 percent, compared to last month. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -55.85 percent.

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 2 analysts made negative revisions. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 2 analysts decreased their estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of STFC to grow at a rate of 56.31 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, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. STFC has a PEG ratio of 1.42.

In the last 52-weeks, STFC has achieved a high of 27.97 and a low of 19.54. Currently the stock is 30.55 percent higher than its low, and 8.8 percent lower than its 52-week high. STFC has a price/earnings 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 will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.