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 highest price target was 47, implying a possible profit of 5.43 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 39, implying potential capital losses of -12.52 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some stocks.

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.

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, 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, compared to 4 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

The growth rate of BRO's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 0.21 percent. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, 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, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers 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 lower than its 52-week 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 is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.