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, implying a possible profit 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.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 0 percent on average, compared to last month. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is 4.02 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 0.15 percent. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 8.67 percent.

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 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, compared to 0 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

Analysts estimate earnings of FAF to grow at a rate of 3.32 percent. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. The PEG ratio of FAF is 4.4.

In the trailing 52-weeks, FAF hit 48.52 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 35.28. Currently the stock is 36.79 percent higher than its low, and below the high by 0.54 percent. 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 market cap of FAF is $5.11 billion. FAF is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.