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 most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 47, implying potential capital gains of 5.43 percent. The minimum price target given was 39, implying a possible loss of -12.52 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 downwards by an average of -0.98 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is -0.98 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised downwards by -0.27 percent, as compared to a month ago. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -0.27 percent in FY estimates.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 5 analysts made negative revisions. During this time, 3 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 4 analysts decreased their estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of BRO to grow at a rate of 0.21 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. The PEG ratio of BRO is 114.14.

BRO has a 52-week high of 45.77 and a 52-week low of 36.05. Currently the stock is 23.66 percent higher than its low, and 2.6 percent below the high. BRO has a price/earnings 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 market cap of BRO is $6.16 billion. BRO will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.