Analyst Ratings for KeyCorp (KEY)

Updated: 2017-07-28

Analysts covering KeyCorp (NYSE:KEY) have given it a consensus rating of Overweight. KEY had previously received a consensus rating of Overweight a month ago.

Of the 30 analysts covering the stock, 18 gave it a buy rating, 1 gave an overweight rating, 10 issued a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 1 gave a sell rating. Over the past 90 days, the number of analysts that are bullish on the stock has increased by 4. During this time, the number of analysts bearish on the stock has increased by 0.

Several price targets were given for KEY by the analysts covering the stock. The most optimistic price target was 23, implying potential capital gains of 28.42 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 17, implying potential capital losses of -5.08 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.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates downwards for this quarter, by about -1.39 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 -1.39 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 0.01 percent. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 0.01 percent.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 2 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 7 analysts made negative revisions. During this time, 3 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 8 analysts decreased their estimates.

KEY has an estimated earnings growth rate of 39.48 percent as forecasted by analysts. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. KEY has a PEG ratio of 0.46.

KEY has a 52-week high of 19.53 and a 52-week low of 11.35. Currently the stock is 57.8 percent higher than its low, and below the high by 8.29 percent. KEY has a P/E ratio of 18.09. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The KEY value stock report compares KEY to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $19.8 billion. KEY's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.