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.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for KEY. The highest price target was 23, which equates to a potential upside of 28.42 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 17, implying a possible loss of -5.08 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.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of -1.39 percent. 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. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 0.01 percent in FY estimates.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. Over the past month, 2 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, 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 made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

KEY has an estimated earnings growth rate of 39.48 percent as forecasted by analysts. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. 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 traded between a high of 19.53 and a low of 11.35 over the past year. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 57.8 percent, and below the high by 8.29 percent. KEY has a price/earnings 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 is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.