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.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for NNN. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 52, implying a possible profit of 28.81 percent. The lowest price target was 36, implying a possible loss of -10.82 percent. Many analysts are not unbiased in their coverage of stocks, including price targets and stock ratings, so care must be taken in interpreting numbers released by them.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates downwards by an average of -1.39 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is 3.03 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised downwards by -1.79 percent, compared to last month. 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. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 1 analysts made negative revisions. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 1 analysts decreased their estimates.

NNN has an estimated earnings growth rate of 121.09 percent as forecasted by analysts. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. NNN has a PEG ratio of 0.3.

NNN has traded between a high of 53.60 and a low of 36.45 over the past year. 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 P/E 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's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.