Analyst Ratings for National Retail Properties Inc. (NNN)

Updated: 2017-07-26

National Retail Properties Inc. (NYSE:NNN) was awarded an average rating of Overweight from investment analysts following the stock. NNN had previously received a consensus rating of Overweight a month ago.

A buy rating was issued by 6 analysts, 2 gave an overweight rating, 7 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 decreased by 1. Over the same time period, there has been an increase of 0 in the number of analysts with a negative outlook on the stock.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for NNN. The highest price target was 52, implying potential capital gains of 28.81 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 36, implying a possible loss of -10.82 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some stocks.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates downwards for this quarter, by about -1.39 percent on average, compared to last month. That number becomes 3.03 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised downwards by -1.79 percent, as compared to a month ago. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -0.53 percent in FY estimates.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 1 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 1 analysts decreased their estimates.

The growth rate of NNN's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 121.09 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. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. The PEG ratio of NNN is 0.3.

NNN has a 52-week high of 53.60 and a 52-week low of 36.45. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 10.75 percent, and 24.68 percent below the high. NNN has a price/earnings ratio of 35.75. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The NNN value stock report compares NNN to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of NNN is $6.01 billion. NNN will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.