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 most optimistic price target was , implying potential capital gains of -100 percent. The minimum price target given was , implying potential capital losses of -100 percent. It is crucial to not blindly accept any price targets or stock ratings, because many analysts have it in their best interest to give positive coverage of certain stocks.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 1.45 percent on average, compared to last month. 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.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. Over the past month, 1 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, which can be compared to the 2 analysts that decreased their estimates. Also over the last month, 1 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 2 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of Y to grow at a rate of 4.22 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. 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, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. 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 below the high by 7.97 percent. 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.