Analyst Ratings for Voya Financial Inc. (VOYA)

Updated: 2017-07-28

Voya Financial Inc. (NYSE:VOYA) was awarded an average rating of Overweight from investment analysts following the stock. VOYA had previously received a consensus rating of Overweight a month ago.

14 analysts issued ratings on the stock, where 9 gave VOYA a buy rating, 0 gave an overweight rating, 4 issued a hold rating, 0 gave an underweight rating, and 1 issued 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. Over the same time period, there has been an increase of 0 in the number of analysts with a negative outlook on the stock.

A number of analysts gave price targets for VOYA. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 56, implying potential capital gains of 44.59 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 38, which equates to a potential downside of -1.88 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.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates downwards by an average of -0.58 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is -5.56 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised downwards by -0.28 percent, as compared to a month ago. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -0.56 percent.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 2 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, which can be compared to the 3 analysts that decreased their estimates. Over the same time period, 3 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, compared to 2 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

In the trailing 52-weeks, VOYA hit 42.96 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 24.86. Currently the stock is 55.79 percent higher than its low, and 9.85 percent lower than its 52-week high. VOYA has a P/E ratio of 0. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The VOYA value stock report compares VOYA to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of VOYA is $7.02 billion. VOYA's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.