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 maximum price target given was 52, which equates to a potential upside of 4.78 percent. The most pessimistic 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.

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. 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.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, which can be compared to the 2 analysts that decreased their estimates. 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. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, 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, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. The PEG ratio of SF is 0.28.

SF has a 52-week high of 56.62 and a 52-week low of 33.61. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 47.66 percent, and below the high by 12.35 percent. 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's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.