Analyst Ratings for Reinsurance Group of America Inc. (RGA)

Updated: 2017-07-26

Reinsurance Group of America Inc. (NYSE:RGA) was awarded an average rating of Hold from investment analysts following the stock. RGA had previously received a consensus rating of Hold a month ago.

Of the 9 analysts covering the stock, 1 gave it a buy rating, 0 issued an overweight rating, 7 gave a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 1 gave a sell rating. Today, there are 0 more analysts optimistic about the company future as compared with 90 days ago. During this time, the number of analysts bearish on the stock has increased by 0.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for RGA. The most optimistic price target was 147, implying potential capital gains of 9.47 percent. The lowest price target was 120, which equates to a potential downside of -10.63 percent. Many analysts are not unbiased in their coverage of stocks, including price targets and stock ratings, so care must be taken in interpreting numbers released by them.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 0 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 -0 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 0.16 percent, compared to last month. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -2.68 percent.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 2 analysts made negative revisions. Also over the last month, 2 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 0 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

The growth rate of RGA's earnings is estimated by analysts to be -19.83 percent. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, 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. The PEG ratio of RGA is -0.57.

In the last 52-weeks, RGA has achieved a high of 136.59 and a low of 94.33. Currently the stock is 42.35 percent higher than its low, and 1.69 percent below the high. RGA has a P/E ratio of 11.36. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The RGA value stock report compares RGA to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $8.76 billion. RGA will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.