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 maximum price target given was , which equates to a potential upside of -100 percent. The lowest price target was , implying potential capital losses of -100 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 1.45 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is 0.17 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised downwards by -1.73 percent, as compared to a month ago. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -3.72 percent in FY estimates.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the 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.

Y has an estimated earnings growth rate of 4.22 percent as forecasted by analysts. 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. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. The PEG ratio of Y is 4.97.

Y has traded between a high of 667.19 and a low of 510.52 over the past year. Today's price is 20.27 percent above the 52-week low, 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 will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.