Analyst Ratings for Assurant Inc. (AIZ)Updated: 2017-07-26
Assurant Inc. (NYSE:AIZ) was awarded an average rating of Hold from investment analysts following the stock. A consensus rating of Hold was previously issued for AIZ last month.
6 analysts issued ratings on the stock, where 1 gave AIZ a buy rating, 0 gave an overweight rating, 3 issued a hold rating, 2 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. Over the same time period, there has been an increase of 0 in the number of analysts with a negative outlook on the stock.
AIZ was given price targets by several analysts. The maximum price target given was 115, implying potential capital gains of 9.38 percent. The minimum price target given was 93, implying a possible loss of -11.55 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some stocks.
Analysts have revised their earnings estimates downwards for this quarter, by about -0.31 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 -0.62 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 0 percent, as compared to a month ago. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 4.15 percent in FY estimates.
Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the 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. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 2 analysts decreased their estimates.
Analysts estimate earnings of AIZ to grow at a rate of -20.35 percent. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, 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, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. The PEG ratio of AIZ is -0.63.
In the trailing 52-weeks, AIZ hit 106.99 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 78.50. Today's price is 33.94 percent above the 52-week low, and 1.73 percent below the high. AIZ has a price/earnings ratio of 12.92. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The AIZ value stock report compares AIZ to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of AIZ is $5.82 billion. AIZ will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.