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.

A number of analysts gave price targets for NFG. The most optimistic 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. 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.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 1.48 percent on average, compared to last month. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is 3.01 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised downwards by -0.76 percent, compared to last month. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 0.16 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 3 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Over the same time period, 2 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 2 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

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. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, 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. NFG has a PEG ratio of 0.94.

NFG has a 52-week high of 61.25 and a 52-week low of 50.61. 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 is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.