Analyst Ratings for FBL Financial Group Inc. (FFG)

Updated: 2017-07-28

An average rating of Underweight has been given to FBL Financial Group Inc. (NYSE:FFG) by analysts covering the stock. About 30 days ago, FFG was issued an average rating of Underweight.

2 analysts issued ratings on the stock, where 0 gave FFG a buy rating, 0 gave an overweight rating, 1 gave a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 1 gave a sell rating. Today, there are 0 more analysts optimistic about the company future as compared with 90 days ago. Over the same time period, there has been an increase of 0 in the number of analysts with a negative outlook on the stock.

A number of analysts gave price targets for FFG. The most optimistic price target was , which equates to a potential upside of -100 percent. The lowest price target was , implying potential capital losses of -100 percent. One must be careful with overanalyzing price targets and ratings due to possible conflicts of interest among the analysts releasing them.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 0 percent on average, compared to last month. That number becomes -0.94 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 0 percent, compared to last month. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 2.18 percent in FY estimates.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 0 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, compared to 0 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

Analysts estimate earnings of FFG to grow at a rate of -0.32 percent. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. 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. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. FFG has a PEG ratio of -49.16.

FFG has a 52-week high of 82.60 and a 52-week low of 59.75. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 12.97 percent, and 18.28 percent below the high. FFG has a price/earnings ratio of 15.73. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The FFG value stock report compares FFG to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $1.67 billion. FFG's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.