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.

AFG was given price targets by several analysts. The maximum price target given was 113, implying potential capital gains of 12.18 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 103, which equates to a potential downside of 2.25 percent. One must be careful with overanalyzing price targets and ratings due to possible conflicts of interest among the analysts releasing them.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates downwards for this quarter, by about -5.38 percent on average, compared to last month. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is -5.96 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised downwards by -1.14 percent, compared to last month. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 3.18 percent in FY estimates.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, which can be compared to the 3 analysts that decreased their estimates. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 3 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of AFG to grow at a rate of -19.33 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. 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. AFG has a PEG ratio of -0.66.

AFG has a 52-week high of 103.19 and a 52-week low of 71.30. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 41.28 percent, and 2.38 percent lower than its 52-week high. AFG has a P/E 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.