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.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for BRO. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 47, which equates to a potential upside of 5.43 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 39, which equates to a potential downside of -12.52 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some stocks.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates downwards for this quarter, by about -0.98 percent on average, compared to last month. 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. 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. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, which can be compared to the 5 analysts that decreased their estimates. Over the same time period, 3 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 4 analysts decreased their estimates.

The growth rate of BRO's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 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, 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, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. The PEG ratio of BRO is 114.14.

BRO has traded between a high of 45.77 and a low of 36.05 over the past year. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 23.66 percent, and 2.6 percent lower than its 52-week high. 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's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.