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.

A number of analysts gave price targets for AIZ. The highest price target was 115, implying a possible profit 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.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates downwards by an average of -0.31 percent. That number becomes -0.62 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 0 percent, as compared to a month ago. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 4.15 percent.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 2 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 2 analysts decreased their estimates.

AIZ has an estimated earnings growth rate of -20.35 percent as forecasted by analysts. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies 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.