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.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for SF. The highest price target was 52, implying potential capital gains of 4.78 percent. The minimum price target given was 47.5, implying a possible loss 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.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates downwards for this quarter, by about -2.58 percent on average, compared to last month. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is -9.02 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised downwards by -0.77 percent, compared to last month. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -3 percent in FY estimates.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 2 analysts made negative revisions. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 2 analysts decreased their estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of SF to grow at a rate of 122.93 percent. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, 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, 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.

SF has traded between a high of 56.62 and a low of 33.61 over the past year. Today's price is 47.66 percent above the 52-week 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's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.