Investors never know what to expect for Northern
What analysts say:
- Buy, sell, or hold?: Analysts think investors should stand pat on Northern with 13 of 17 analysts rating it hold. Analysts don't like Northern as much as competitor New York Community Bancorp overall. Seven out of 17 analysts rate New York Community Bancorp a buy compared to four of 17 for Northern. Analysts still rate the stock a hold, but they are a bit more wary about it compared to three months ago.
- Revenue forecasts: On average, analysts predict $961.8 million in revenue this quarter. That would represent a rise of 7% from the year-ago quarter.
- Wall Street earnings expectations: The average analyst estimate is earnings of $0.70 per share. Estimates range from $0.66 to $0.74.
What our community says:
CAPS All-Stars are solidly backing the stock with 81.9% assigning it an outperform rating. The community at large concurs with the All-Stars with 88.2% granting it a rating of outperform. Fools are keen on Northern and haven't been shy with their opinions lately, logging 102 posts in the past 30 days. Northern's bearish CAPS rating of two out of five stars falls short of the Fool community sentiment.
Northern's income has fallen year over year by an average of 16.6% over the past five quarters. The company's revenue has now risen for two straight quarters.
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