Analysts rate First National Financial Corp.(FN:CA:TSX) with a Hold, $46 Target

STA Research
by: STA Research

Analysts rate First National Financial Corporation stock with a consensus Hold rating and a 12-month average target price of $46 per share.

Scotiabank Capital maintains First National Financial Corp. with a Sector Perform rating and lowers the target price to $42 from $44 on the company’s stock.

Based on the First National Financial Corporation stock forecasts from 6 analysts, the average analyst target price for First National Financial Corporation is CAD 46.00 over the next 12 months. First National Financial Corporation’s average analyst rating is Hold . Stock Target Advisor’s own stock analysis of First National Financial Corporation is Slightly Bearish, which is based on 4 positive signals and 9 negative signals. At the last closing, First National Financial Corporation’s stock price was CAD 39.52First National Financial Corporation’s stock price has changed by -1.74% over the past week, -1.45% over the past month and -22.99% over the last year.

What we like:

High market capitalization

This is one of the largest entities in its sector and is among the top quartile. Such companies tend to be more stable.

Superior risk adjusted returns

This stock has performed well, on a risk adjusted basis, compared to its sector peers(for a hold period of at least 12 months) and is in the top quartile.

High dividend returns

The stock has outperformed its sector peers on average annual dividend returns basis in the past 5 years (for a hold period of at least 12 months) and is in the top quartile. This can be a good buy, especially if it is outperforming on total return basis , for investors seeking high income yields.

Superior return on equity

The company management has delivered better return on equity in the most recent 4 quarters than its peers, placing it in the top quartile.

What we don’t like:

High volatility

The total returns for this company are volatile and above median for its sector over the past 5 years. Make sure you have the risk tolerance for investing in such stock.

Overpriced compared to earnings

The stock is trading high compared to its peers on a price to earning basis and is above the sector median.

Overpriced compared to book value

The stock is trading high compared to its peers median on a price to book value basis.

Poor capital utilization

The company management has delivered below median return on invested capital in the most recent 4 quarters compared to its peers.

Poor return on assets

The company management has delivered below median return on assets in the most recent 4 quarters compared to its peers.

Highly leveraged

The company is in the bottom half compared to its sector peers on debt to equity and is highly leveraged. However, do check the news and look at its sector and management statements. Sometimes this is high because the company is trying to grow aggressively.

Negative cashflow

The company had negative total cash flow in the most recent four quarters.

Low Earnings Growth

This stock has shown below median earnings growth in the previous 5 years compared to its sector

Low Revenue Growth

This stock has shown below median revenue growth in the previous 5 years compared to its sector.

 

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