Analyst Ratings for NiSource Inc. (NI)

Updated: 2017-07-26

An average rating of Hold has been given to NiSource Inc. (NYSE:NI) by analysts covering the stock. NI had previously received a consensus rating of Hold a month ago.

A buy rating was issued by 5 analysts, 0 issued an overweight rating, 12 issued a hold rating, 0 gave an underweight rating, and 1 issued a sell rating. Today, there are 0 more analysts optimistic about the company future as compared with 90 days ago. Over the same time period, there has been an increase of 0 in the number of analysts with a negative outlook on the stock.

Several price targets were given for NI by the analysts covering the stock. The most optimistic price target was 28, which equates to a potential upside of 6.06 percent. The minimum price target given was 23, implying potential capital losses of -12.88 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 5.56 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is -9.09 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 0 percent, as compared to a month ago. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 0.85 percent in FY estimates.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. Over the past month, 1 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. Also over the last month, 1 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of NI to grow at a rate of 9.8 percent. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. The PEG ratio of NI is 2.47.

In the last 52-weeks, NI has achieved a high of 26.56 and a low of 21.17. Today's price is 24.7 percent above the 52-week low, and below the high by 0.6 percent. NI has a price/earnings ratio of 24.21. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The NI value stock report compares NI to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of NI is $8.42 billion. NI is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.