Analyst Ratings for National Fuel Gas Co. (NFG)

Updated: 2017-07-29

National Fuel Gas Co. (NYSE:NFG) was awarded an average rating of Overweight from investment analysts following the stock. A consensus rating of Overweight was previously issued for NFG last month.

2 analysts declared NFG a buy, 1 gave an overweight rating, 4 gave a hold rating, 0 gave an underweight rating, and 0 issued a sell rating. Compared to three months ago, there has been an increase of 0 in the number of analysts with a positive outlook on the stock. During this time, the number of analysts bearish on the stock has increased by 0.

Several price targets were given for NFG by the analysts covering the stock. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 66, implying a possible profit of 11 percent. The lowest price target was 52, implying a possible loss of -12.55 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.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 1.48 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is 3.01 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed downwards by -0.76 percent. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 0.16 percent in FY estimates.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 2 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 3 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Over the same time period, 2 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 2 analysts decreased their estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of NFG to grow at a rate of 24.06 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. 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, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. NFG has a PEG ratio of 0.94.

In the last 52-weeks, NFG has achieved a high of 61.25 and a low of 50.61. Currently the stock is 17.49 percent higher than its low, and 2.92 percent lower than its 52-week high. NFG has a P/E ratio of 22.69. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The NFG value stock report compares NFG to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $5.11 billion. NFG will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.