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.

Several price targets were given for NVS by the analysts covering the stock. The most optimistic price target was 99.69, implying a possible profit of 17.32 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 75.44, implying potential capital losses of -11.22 percent. Note that investment analysts can be biased in their reporting on companies's ratings and price targets.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 2.91 percent on average, compared to last month. That number becomes 2.48 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 0.96 percent, compared to last month. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 1.07 percent.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 2 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 0 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Over the same time period, 5 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 2 analysts decreased their estimates.

NVS has an estimated earnings growth rate of 73.08 percent as forecasted by analysts. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers 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. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 26.95 percent, and below the high by 2.22 percent. 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 stock has a market capitalization of $220.5 billion. NVS is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.