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.

A number of analysts gave price targets for FII. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 29, implying a possible profit of -1.49 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 24, implying potential capital losses of -18.48 percent. Some investors take price targets and stock ratings with a grain of salt, knowing that some analysts can have indirect business with the stocks they cover.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 0 percent on average, compared to last month. That number becomes 1.02 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. 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. 3 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 2 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Over the same time period, 3 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 2 analysts decreased their estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of FII to grow at a rate of -4.22 percent. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, 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. FII has a PEG ratio of -3.34.

In the last 52-weeks, FII has achieved a high of 33.13 and a low of 24.52. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 20.07 percent, and 11.14 percent below the 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 market cap of FII is $3.04 billion. FII is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.