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, implying potential capital gains of 5.43 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 39, implying a possible loss 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.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change 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. 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.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, 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.

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. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. BRO has a PEG ratio of 114.14.

In the trailing 52-weeks, BRO hit 45.77 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 36.05. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 23.66 percent, and 2.6 percent below the 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 market cap of BRO is $6.16 billion. BRO will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.