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.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for BMO. The maximum price target given was 73, implying potential capital gains of -3.45 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 67.73, implying potential capital losses of -10.42 percent. Note that investment analysts can be biased in their reporting on companies's ratings and price targets.

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. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 0.83 percent, as compared to a month ago. 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. Over the past month, 1 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. Over the same time period, 1 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 0 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

The growth rate of BMO's earnings is estimated by analysts to be -2.49 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. 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. The PEG ratio of BMO is -5.04.

BMO has a 52-week high of 78.00 and a 52-week low of 62.32. Today's price is 21.33 percent above the 52-week low, and 3.06 percent below the high. 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 market cap of BMO is $49.9 billion. BMO is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.