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.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for FII. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 29, implying potential capital gains of -1.49 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 24, implying potential capital losses of -18.48 percent. One must be careful with overanalyzing price targets and ratings due to possible conflicts of interest among the analysts releasing them.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 0 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is 1.02 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 0.75 percent, as compared to a month ago. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 1.01 percent.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. Over the past month, 3 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 2 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Over the same time period, 3 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 2 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

FII has an estimated earnings growth rate of -4.22 percent as forecasted by analysts. 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. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. FII has a PEG ratio of -3.34.

FII has a 52-week high of 33.13 and a 52-week low of 24.52. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 20.07 percent, and below the high by 11.14 percent. 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's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.