Analyst Ratings for Federated Investors Inc. (FII)

Updated: 2017-07-26

Federated Investors Inc. (NYSE:FII) was awarded an average rating of Hold from investment analysts following the stock. Last month, FII received an average rating of Hold.

Of the 10 analysts covering the stock, 1 gave it a buy rating, 1 gave an overweight rating, 5 issued a hold rating, 1 gave an underweight rating, and 2 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 1.

Several price targets were given for FII by the analysts covering the stock. The highest price target was 29, implying a possible profit of -1.49 percent. The minimum price target given was 24, implying potential capital losses of -18.48 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. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is 1.02 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 0.75 percent, compared to last month. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 1.01 percent.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 3 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, which can be compared to the 2 analysts that decreased their estimates. Also over the last month, 3 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 2 analysts decreased their estimates.

FII has an estimated earnings growth rate of -4.22 percent as forecasted by analysts. 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, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. The PEG ratio of FII is -3.34.

In the trailing 52-weeks, FII hit 33.13 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 24.52. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 20.07 percent, and 11.14 percent lower than its 52-week high. FII has a price/earnings ratio of 14.08. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The FII value stock report compares FII to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of FII is $3.04 billion. FII will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.