Analyst Ratings for Brown & Brown Inc. (BRO)

Updated: 2017-07-29

Shares of Brown & Brown Inc. (NYSE:BRO) have received a consensus rating of Hold from Wall Street analysts. Last month, BRO received an average rating of Hold.

Of the 14 analysts covering the stock, 1 gave it a buy rating, 1 gave an overweight rating, 10 issued a hold rating, 0 gave an underweight rating, and 2 gave 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. Meanwhile, the number of analysts pessimistic about the company has increased by 0.

Several price targets were given for BRO by the analysts covering the stock. The maximum price target given was 47, implying potential capital gains of 5.43 percent. The lowest price target was 39, implying potential capital losses of -12.52 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 downwards by an average of -0.98 percent. That number becomes -0.98 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised downwards by -0.27 percent, compared to last month. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -0.27 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 5 analysts revised their estimates downwards. During this time, 3 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 4 analysts decreased their estimates.

The growth rate of BRO's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 0.21 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, 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, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. BRO has a PEG ratio of 114.14.

In the last 52-weeks, BRO has achieved a high of 45.77 and a low of 36.05. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 23.66 percent, and below the high by 2.6 percent. BRO has a P/E ratio of 23.97. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The BRO value stock report compares BRO to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $6.16 billion. BRO will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.