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.

NNN was given price targets by several analysts. The maximum price target given was 52, implying potential capital gains of 28.81 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 36, which equates to a potential downside of -10.82 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some stocks.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates downwards by an average of -1.39 percent. 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.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 1 analysts revised their estimates downwards. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 1 analysts decreased their estimates.

The growth rate of NNN's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 121.09 percent. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. 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. Currently the stock is 10.75 percent higher than its low, and below the high by 24.68 percent. 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.