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 most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 115, implying a possible profit of 9.38 percent. The lowest price target was 93, which equates to a potential downside 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. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is -0.62 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 0 percent, compared to last month. 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. 0 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, 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 made negative revisions to their fiscal year's 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. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, 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, 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. Today's price is 33.94 percent above the 52-week low, 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's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.