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 maximum price target given was 99.69, implying potential capital gains of 17.32 percent. The minimum price target given was 75.44, which equates to a potential downside of -11.22 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 upwards by an average of 2.91 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is 2.48 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 0.96 percent, as compared to a month ago. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 1.07 percent in FY estimates.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 2 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 0 analysts revised their estimates downwards. 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.

The growth rate of NVS's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 73.08 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. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. NVS has a PEG ratio of 0.42.

In the last 52-weeks, NVS has achieved a high of 86.90 and a low of 66.93. Currently the stock is 26.95 percent higher than its low, and 2.22 percent below the high. NVS has a P/E 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's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.