Analyst Ratings for Alleghany Corp. (Y)

Updated: 2017-07-29

An average rating of Overweight has been given to Alleghany Corp. (NYSE:Y) by analysts covering the stock. Last month, Y received an average rating of Overweight.

A buy rating was issued by 1 analysts, 0 issued an overweight rating, 2 issued a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 0 gave a sell rating. Today, there are 0 more analysts optimistic about the company future as compared with 90 days ago. Over the same time period, there has been an increase of 0 in the number of analysts with a negative outlook on the stock.

Y was given price targets by several analysts. The highest price target was , which equates to a potential upside of -100 percent. The lowest price target was , implying a possible loss of -100 percent. Some investors take price targets and stock ratings with a grain of salt, knowing that some analysts can have indirect business with the stocks they cover.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 1.45 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is 0.17 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised downwards by -1.73 percent, compared to last month. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -3.72 percent.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 1 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 2 analysts made negative revisions. During this time, 1 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 2 analysts decreased their estimates.

The growth rate of Y's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 4.22 percent. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. The PEG ratio of Y is 4.97.

In the trailing 52-weeks, Y hit 667.19 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 510.52. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 20.27 percent, and 7.97 percent below the high. Y has a price/earnings ratio of 20.98. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The Y value stock report compares Y to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $9.48 billion. Y's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.