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 maximum price target given was 29, implying a possible profit of -1.49 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 24, implying potential capital losses of -18.48 percent. It is crucial to not blindly accept any price targets or stock ratings, because many analysts have it in their best interest to give positive coverage of certain stocks.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 0 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is 1.02 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 0.75 percent. 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. Over the past month, 3 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 2 analysts made negative revisions. During this time, 3 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, compared to 2 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

Analysts estimate earnings of FII to grow at a rate of -4.22 percent. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, 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, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. FII has a PEG ratio of -3.34.

In the trailing 52-weeks, FII hit 33.13 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 24.52. Currently the stock is 20.07 percent higher than its low, and 11.14 percent lower than its 52-week high. FII has a P/E 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 stock has a market capitalization of $3.04 billion. FII will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.