Street Session Update on First American Financial Corp (NYSE:FAF)

During the past trading session, shares of First American Financial Corp (NYSE:FAF) traded -0.20%. Covering analysts are predicting the stock to move to $44.00 within the next year. Depending on the analyst, target price projections may differ widely. This target price is a consensus number based on polled analysts by Thomson Reuters. 

Analysts and investors may use different metrics in order to calculate a price target projection. A very common metric used is the price to earnins ratio of a company. This calculation comes from dividing the current share price by the projected earnings per share. At the time of writing, First American Corporation (New has a P/E Ratio of 12.59. Investors may also examine a company’s PEG or price to earnings growth ratio. The PEG ratio represents the ratio of the price to earnings to the anticipated future growth rate of the company. A company with a PEG Ratio below one may be seen as undervalued while a PEG Ratio above one may signal that the company is overvalued. A PEG Ratio close to one may be considered to be fair value. Currently, the stock has a PEG Ratio of 1.71.

Let’s take a quick look at stock performance. Shares are currently trading $-0.02 away from the 50-day moving average of $39.05 and $-0.83 away from the 200-day moving average of $39.86. Shares are currently trading -10.38% away from the 52-week high price of 43.55 and +22.97% off the 52-week low of 31.74. Keeping an eye on the stock price relative to moving averages and yearly highs/lows may help evaluate future stock value.