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.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for AIZ. The highest price target was 115, implying a possible profit of 9.38 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 93, implying a possible loss of -11.55 percent. It is crucial to not blindly accept any price targets or stock ratings, because many analysts have it in their best interest to give positive coverage of certain stocks.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates downwards by an average of -0.31 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is -0.62 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 0 percent. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 4.15 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, while 2 analysts made negative revisions. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 2 analysts decreased their estimates.

The growth rate of AIZ's earnings is estimated by analysts to be -20.35 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. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. AIZ has a PEG ratio of -0.63.

AIZ has traded between a high of 106.99 and a low of 78.50 over the past year. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 33.94 percent, and 1.73 percent below the high. AIZ has a P/E 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 stock has a market capitalization of $5.82 billion. AIZ will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.