Analyst Ratings for Stifel Financial Corp. (SF)

Updated: 2017-07-27

Analysts covering Stifel Financial Corp. (NYSE:SF) have given it a consensus rating of Hold. About 30 days ago, SF was issued an average rating of Hold.

6 analysts issued ratings on the stock, where 0 gave SF a buy rating, 0 gave an overweight rating, 6 issued a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 0 gave a sell rating. Compared to three months ago, there has been an decrease of 1 in the number of analysts with a positive outlook on the stock. During this time, the number of analysts bearish on the stock has decreased by 1.

SF was given price targets by several analysts. The highest price target was 52, which equates to a potential upside of 4.78 percent. The lowest price target was 47.5, implying potential capital losses of -4.29 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 downwards by an average of -2.58 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is -9.02 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised downwards by -0.77 percent, as compared to a month ago. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -3 percent in FY estimates.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 2 analysts revised their estimates downwards. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 2 analysts decreased their estimates.

The growth rate of SF's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 122.93 percent. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. The PEG ratio of SF is 0.28.

In the trailing 52-weeks, SF hit 56.62 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 33.61. Today's price is 47.66 percent above the 52-week low, and below the high by 12.35 percent. SF has a P/E ratio of 34.71. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The SF value stock report compares SF to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $3.42 billion. SF's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.