Analyst Ratings for First American Financial Corp. (FAF)

Updated: 2017-07-28

Shares of First American Financial Corp. (NYSE:FAF) have received a consensus rating of Overweight from Wall Street analysts. About 30 days ago, FAF was issued an average rating of Overweight.

Of the 6 analysts covering the stock, 2 gave it a buy rating, 0 issued an overweight rating, 4 gave a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 0 gave a sell rating. Over the past 90 days, the number of analysts that are bullish on the stock has increased by 0. During this time, the number of analysts bearish on the stock has increased by 0.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for FAF. The most optimistic price target was 52, which equates to a potential upside of 7.75 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 46, implying potential capital losses of -4.68 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 upwards by an average of 0 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is 4.02 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 0.15 percent, as compared to a month ago. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 8.67 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, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.

FAF has an estimated earnings growth rate of 3.32 percent as forecasted by analysts. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. 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. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. FAF has a PEG ratio of 4.4.

FAF has a 52-week high of 48.52 and a 52-week low of 35.28. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 36.79 percent, and 0.54 percent lower than its 52-week high. FAF has a P/E ratio of 14.62. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The FAF value stock report compares FAF to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $5.11 billion. FAF's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.