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 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.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 2.91 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is 2.48 percent. 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.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' 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, 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. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. 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 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 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's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.