Analyst Ratings for American Financial Group Inc. (AFG)

Updated: 2017-07-26

Shares of American Financial Group Inc. (NYSE:AFG) have received a consensus rating of Overweight from Wall Street analysts. Last month, AFG received an average rating of Overweight.

A buy rating was issued by 3 analysts, 1 gave an overweight rating, 1 gave a hold rating, 0 gave an underweight rating, and 0 gave a sell rating. Today, there are 0 more analysts optimistic about the company future as compared with 90 days ago. Over the same time period, there has been an increase of 0 in the number of analysts with a negative outlook on the stock.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for AFG. The most optimistic price target was 113, implying a possible profit of 12.18 percent. The minimum price target given was 103, which equates to a potential downside of 2.25 percent. Note that investment analysts can be biased in their reporting on companies's ratings and price targets.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates downwards by an average of -5.38 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is -5.96 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed downwards by -1.14 percent. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 3.18 percent.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 3 analysts revised their estimates downwards. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 3 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

The growth rate of AFG's earnings is estimated by analysts to be -19.33 percent. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. The PEG ratio of AFG is -0.66.

In the last 52-weeks, AFG has achieved a high of 103.19 and a low of 71.30. Today's price is 41.28 percent above the 52-week low, and 2.38 percent below the high. AFG has a price/earnings ratio of 12.77. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The AFG value stock report compares AFG to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $9.01 billion. AFG's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.