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 most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 52, implying potential capital gains of 4.78 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 47.5, which equates to a potential downside of -4.29 percent. Note that investment analysts can be biased in their reporting on companies's ratings and price targets.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates downwards for this quarter, by about -2.58 percent on average, compared to last month. That number becomes -9.02 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed downwards by -0.77 percent. 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. 0 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 2 analysts made negative revisions. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, compared to 2 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

SF has an estimated earnings growth rate of 122.93 percent as forecasted by analysts. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. 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. Currently the stock is 47.66 percent higher than its low, and 12.35 percent lower than its 52-week high. SF has a price/earnings 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 is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.