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.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for NFG. The highest price target was 66, implying a possible profit of 11 percent. The lowest price target was 52, implying a possible loss of -12.55 percent. Note that investment analysts can be biased in their reporting on companies's ratings and price targets.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 1.48 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is 3.01 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed downwards by -0.76 percent. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 0.16 percent.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 2 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 3 analysts made negative revisions. Also over the last month, 2 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, compared to 2 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

The growth rate of NFG's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 24.06 percent. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. 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. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. The PEG ratio of NFG is 0.94.

NFG has traded between a high of 61.25 and a low of 50.61 over the past year. Today's price is 17.49 percent above the 52-week low, and 2.92 percent below the high. NFG has a price/earnings 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.