Analyst Ratings for Bank of Montreal (BMO)

Updated: 2017-07-28

Bank of Montreal (NYSE:BMO) was awarded an average rating of Hold from investment analysts following the stock. About 30 days ago, BMO was issued an average rating of Hold.

Of the 16 analysts covering the stock, 3 gave it a buy rating, 1 issued an overweight rating, 11 issued a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 1 gave a sell rating. Compared to three months ago, there has been an increase of 2 in the number of analysts with a positive outlook on the stock. Meanwhile, the number of analysts pessimistic about the company has increased by 0.

A number of analysts gave price targets for BMO. The maximum price target given was 73, which equates to a potential upside of -3.45 percent. The minimum price target given was 67.73, implying a possible loss of -10.42 percent. Some investors take price targets and stock ratings with a grain of salt, knowing that some analysts can have indirect business with the stocks they cover.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 0.67 percent. That number becomes -1.96 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 0.83 percent, compared to last month. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -0.16 percent.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 1 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 0 analysts revised their estimates downwards. During this time, 1 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, compared to 0 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

Analysts estimate earnings of BMO to grow at a rate of -2.49 percent. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, 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. The PEG ratio of BMO is -5.04.

BMO has traded between a high of 78.00 and a low of 62.32 over the past year. Today's price is 21.33 percent above the 52-week low, and below the high by 3.06 percent. BMO has a P/E ratio of 12.55. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The BMO value stock report compares BMO to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $49.9 billion. BMO will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.