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.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for SF. The highest price target was 52, implying a possible profit of 4.78 percent. The lowest price target was 47.5, which equates to a potential downside of -4.29 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.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of -2.58 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is -9.02 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed downwards by -0.77 percent. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -3 percent.

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

SF has an estimated earnings growth rate of 122.93 percent as forecasted by analysts. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. SF has a PEG ratio of 0.28.

In the last 52-weeks, SF has achieved a high of 56.62 and a low of 33.61. Today's price is 47.66 percent above the 52-week low, and 12.35 percent below the high. 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 market cap of SF is $3.42 billion. SF will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.