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.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for FAF. The maximum price target given was 52, implying a possible profit of 7.75 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 46, implying a possible loss of -4.68 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 upwards for this quarter, by about 0 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 4.02 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 0.15 percent. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 8.67 percent in FY estimates.

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, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.

The growth rate of FAF's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 3.32 percent. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. The PEG ratio of FAF is 4.4.

In the last 52-weeks, FAF has achieved a high of 48.52 and a low of 35.28. Today's price is 36.79 percent above the 52-week low, and 0.54 percent below the 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 market cap of FAF is $5.11 billion. FAF will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.