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.

A number of analysts gave price targets for Y. The highest price target was , implying potential capital gains of -100 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of , which equates to a potential downside 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.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 1.45 percent on average, compared to last month. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which 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.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 1 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 2 analysts made negative revisions. Also over the last month, 1 analysts increased their estimates for the FY 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. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. 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.

Y has a 52-week high of 667.19 and a 52-week low of 510.52. 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's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.