Analyst Ratings for OneBeacon Insurance Group Ltd. Cl A (OB)

Updated: 2017-07-28

OneBeacon Insurance Group Ltd. Cl A (NYSE:OB) was awarded an average rating of Hold from investment analysts following the stock. A consensus rating of Hold was previously issued for OB last month.

0 analysts declared OB a buy, 0 gave an overweight rating, 1 gave a hold rating, 0 gave an underweight rating, and 0 gave a sell rating. Over the past 90 days, the number of analysts that are bullish on the stock has increased by 0. Meanwhile, the number of analysts pessimistic about the company has decreased by 1.

A number of analysts gave price targets for OB. The maximum price target given was , which equates to a potential upside of -100 percent. The most pessimistic price target was , which equates to a potential downside of -100 percent. Some investors take price targets and stock ratings with a grain of salt, knowing that some analysts can have indirect business with the stocks they cover.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 0 percent. That number becomes -3.33 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 upwards by 0 percent, as compared to a month ago. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -6.67 percent in FY estimates.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, compared to 0 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

OB has an estimated earnings growth rate of -33.82 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 people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. OB has a PEG ratio of -0.55.

OB has traded between a high of 18.48 and a low of 13.63 over the past year. Currently the stock is 34.04 percent higher than its low, and 1.14 percent below the high. OB has a P/E ratio of 18.59. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The OB value stock report compares OB to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $1.73 billion. OB's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.