Analyst Ratings for Novartis AG ADR (NVS)

Updated: 2017-07-28

Analysts covering Novartis AG ADR (NYSE:NVS) have given it a consensus rating of Overweight. A consensus rating of Overweight was previously issued for NVS last month.

33 analysts issued ratings on the stock, where 12 gave NVS a buy rating, 3 gave an overweight rating, 15 issued a hold rating, 0 gave an underweight rating, and 3 gave a sell rating. Over the past 90 days, the number of analysts that are bullish on the stock has increased by 2. Over the same time period, there has been an increase of 0 in the number of analysts with a negative outlook on the stock.

A number of analysts gave price targets for NVS. The most optimistic price target was 99.69, implying a possible profit of 17.32 percent. The lowest price target was 75.44, implying a possible loss of -11.22 percent. It is crucial to not blindly accept any price targets or stock ratings, because many analysts have it in their best interest to give positive coverage of certain stocks.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 2.91 percent on average, compared to last month. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is 2.48 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 0.96 percent, compared to last month. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 1.07 percent in FY estimates.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. Over the past month, 2 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. During this time, 5 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, compared to 2 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

NVS has an estimated earnings growth rate of 73.08 percent as forecasted by analysts. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. 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. NVS has a PEG ratio of 0.42.

In the trailing 52-weeks, NVS hit 86.90 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 66.93. Currently the stock is 26.95 percent higher than its low, and 2.22 percent below the high. NVS has a price/earnings ratio of 30.93. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The NVS value stock report compares NVS to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of NVS is $220.5 billion. NVS is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.