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.

Several price targets were given for FAF by the analysts covering the stock. The maximum price target given was 52, implying potential capital gains of 7.75 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 46, implying potential capital losses of -4.68 percent. Note that investment analysts can be biased in their reporting on companies's ratings and price targets.

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. 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.

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 revised their estimates downwards. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 0 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of FAF to grow at a rate of 3.32 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. 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. Currently the stock is 36.79 percent higher than its low, and 0.54 percent lower than its 52-week high. FAF has a price/earnings 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 will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.