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First American Financial - FAF Stock Forecast, Price & News

$58.44
-0.68 (-1.15%)
(As of 08/19/2022 03:59 PM ET)
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Today's Range
$58.26
$58.92
50-Day Range
$49.22
$59.27
52-Week Range
$48.81
$81.54
Volume
7,418 shs
Average Volume
532,681 shs
Market Capitalization
$6.09 billion
P/E Ratio
7.11
Dividend Yield
3.48%
Price Target
$64.68

First American Financial MarketRank™ Forecast

Analyst Rating
Moderate Buy
2.80 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
10.5% Upside
$64.68 Price Target
Short Interest
Healthy
2.24% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Strong
Based on Four Factors
Sustainability
-0.52
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
0.91mentions of First American Financial in the last 14 days
Based on 2 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Selling Shares
$2.34 M Sold Last Quarter
Proj. Earnings Growth
6.48%
From $6.17 to $6.57 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

MarketRank is calculated as an average of available category scores, with extra weight given to analysis and valuation.

2.80 out of 5 stars

Finance Sector

388th out of 914 stocks

Title Insurance Industry

4th out of 6 stocks

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About First American Financial (NYSE:FAF) Stock

First American Financial Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides financial services. It operates through Title Insurance and Services, and Specialty Insurance segments. The Title Insurance and Services segment issues title insurance policies on residential and commercial property, as well as offers related products and services. This segment also provides closing and/or escrow services; products, services, and solutions to mitigate risk or otherwise facilitate real estate transactions; and appraisals and other valuation-related products and services, lien release and document custodial services, warehouse lending services, default-related products and services, mortgage subservicing, and related products and services, as well as banking, trust, and wealth management services. In addition, it accommodates tax-deferred exchanges of real estate; and maintains, manages, and provides access to title plant data and records. This segment offers its products through a network of direct operations and agents in 49 states and in the District of Columbia, as well as in Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, South Korea, and internationally. The Specialty Insurance segment provides property and casualty insurance comprising coverage to residential homeowners and renters for liability losses and typical hazards, such as fire, theft, vandalism, and other types of property damage. It also offers residential service contracts that cover residential systems, such as heating and air conditioning systems, and appliances against failures that occur as the result of normal usage during the coverage period. First American Financial Corporation was founded in 1889 and is headquartered in Santa Ana, California.

Analyst Ratings Changes

A number of research firms have weighed in on FAF. BTIG Research reduced their target price on First American Financial from $81.00 to $79.00 and set a "buy" rating for the company in a report on Friday, July 8th. Barclays reduced their target price on First American Financial from $87.00 to $83.00 and set an "overweight" rating for the company in a report on Monday, July 11th. Finally, Truist Financial dropped their price target on First American Financial from $86.00 to $77.00 and set a "buy" rating for the company in a research report on Wednesday, July 13th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the stock. According to data from MarketBeat.com, the company currently has an average rating of "Moderate Buy" and a consensus price target of $64.68.

First American Financial Trading Down 0.4 %

Shares of FAF traded down $0.26 during trading hours on Friday, reaching $58.86. 440 shares of the company's stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 532,681. The stock has a market cap of $6.13 billion, a PE ratio of 7.19 and a beta of 1.21. The firm's 50 day simple moving average is $54.79 and its 200-day simple moving average is $60.80. First American Financial has a 12 month low of $48.81 and a 12 month high of $81.54.

First American Financial (NYSE:FAF - Get Rating) last released its earnings results on Thursday, July 28th. The insurance provider reported $2.23 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $1.62 by $0.61. The company had revenue of $2.06 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.12 billion. First American Financial had a return on equity of 15.41% and a net margin of 10.11%. First American Financial's quarterly revenue was down 9.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $2.13 EPS. As a group, analysts expect that First American Financial will post 6.17 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Insider Buying and Selling

In related news, COO Christopher Michael Leavell sold 39,206 shares of the business's stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, May 23rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $59.61, for a total value of $2,337,069.66. Following the completion of the sale, the chief operating officer now owns 166,465 shares in the company, valued at approximately $9,922,978.65. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link. 3.20% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

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FAF Company Calendar

Ex-Dividend for 6/15 Dividend
6/07/2022
Dividend Payable
6/15/2022
Last Earnings
7/28/2022
Today
8/19/2022
Next Earnings (Estimated)
10/20/2022
Fiscal Year End
12/31/2022

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry
Title insurance
Sub-Industry
Property & Casualty Insurance
Sector
Finance
CUSIP
31847R10
Employees
22,233
Year Founded
N/A

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Forecast
$64.68
High Stock Price Forecast
$83.00
Low Stock Price Forecast
$10.40
Forecasted Upside/Downside
+10.7%
Consensus Rating
Moderate Buy
Rating Score (0-4)
2.80
Research Coverage
5 Analysts

Profitability

Net Income
$1.24 billion
Pretax Margin
13.39%

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$9.22 billion
Cash Flow
$10.11 per share
Book Value
$47.36 per share

Miscellaneous

Free Float
100,829,000
Market Cap
$6.09 billion
Optionable
Optionable
Beta
1.21

Key Executives

  • Mr. Kenneth David DeGiorgio BA (Age 51)
    MBA, CEO & Director
    Comp: $2.36M
  • Mr. Mark Edward Seaton (Age 44)
    Exec. VP & CFO
    Comp: $1.97M
  • Mr. Christopher Michael LeavellMr. Christopher Michael Leavell (Age 59)
    Chief Operating Officer of First American Title Insurance Company
    Comp: $2.23M
  • Mr. Matthew Feivish Wajner (Age 46)
    VP & Treasurer
    Comp: $608.87k
  • Mr. Steven A. Adams (Age 52)
    VP & Chief Accounting Officer
  • Mr. Craig Barberio
    Director of Investor Relations
  • Ms. Lisa W. Cornehl (Age 43)
    Sr. VP & Chief Legal Officer
  • Mr. Mark E. Rutherford
    Sr. VP of HR
  • Mr. George Stone Livermore (Age 61)
    Exec. VP of Data and Mortgage Solutions
  • Mr. Mark Fleming
    Chief Economist













FAF Stock - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell First American Financial stock right now?

5 Wall Street research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for First American Financial in the last twelve months. There are currently 1 hold rating and 4 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street research analysts is that investors should "buy" FAF shares.
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What is First American Financial's stock price forecast for 2022?

5 analysts have issued 1-year target prices for First American Financial's shares. Their FAF share price forecasts range from $10.40 to $83.00. On average, they anticipate the company's share price to reach $64.68 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 9.4% from the stock's current price.
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How have FAF shares performed in 2022?

First American Financial's stock was trading at $78.23 at the beginning of the year. Since then, FAF shares have decreased by 24.4% and is now trading at $59.12.
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Are investors shorting First American Financial?

First American Financial saw a decline in short interest in July. As of July 31st, there was short interest totaling 2,220,000 shares, a decline of 23.2% from the July 15th total of 2,890,000 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 696,700 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 3.2 days. Currently, 2.2% of the company's shares are sold short.
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When is First American Financial's next earnings date?

The company is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, October 20th 2022.
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How were First American Financial's earnings last quarter?

First American Financial Co. (NYSE:FAF) announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, July, 28th. The insurance provider reported $2.23 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $1.62 by $0.61. The insurance provider earned $2.06 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $2.12 billion. First American Financial had a net margin of 10.11% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 15.41%. The company's revenue was down 9.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $2.13 EPS.

How often does First American Financial pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for First American Financial?

First American Financial announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, May 12th. Investors of record on Wednesday, June 8th will be given a dividend of $0.51 per share on Wednesday, June 15th. This represents a $2.04 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 3.45%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, June 7th.
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Is First American Financial a good dividend stock?

First American Financial (NYSE:FAF) pays an annual dividend of $2.04 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 3.48%. The company has been increasing its dividend for 12 consecutive years, indicating the company has a strong committment to maintain and grow its dividend. The dividend payout ratio is 24.82%. This payout ratio is at a healthy, sustainable level, below 75%. Based on earnings estimates, FAF will have a dividend payout ratio of 31.05% next year. This indicates that the company will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
Read our dividend analysis for FAF.

What other stocks do shareholders of First American Financial own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other First American Financial investors own include CA (CA), BlackRock (BLK), Endologix (ELGX), Chipotle Mexican Grill (CMG), Starbucks (SBUX), Athabasca Oil (ATH), NIC (EGOV), Micron Technology (MU), Zoetis (ZTS) and Accenture (ACN).

What is First American Financial's stock symbol?

First American Financial trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "FAF."

Who are First American Financial's major shareholders?

First American Financial's stock is owned by many different institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include FMR LLC (6.16%), State Street Corp (3.02%), Victory Capital Management Inc. (1.27%), Macquarie Group Ltd. (1.31%), Anchor Capital Advisors LLC (1.31%) and AQR Capital Management LLC (1.01%). Insiders that own company stock include Christopher Michael Leavell, Kenneth D Degiorgio, Mark C Oman and Mark Edward Seaton.
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How do I buy shares of First American Financial?

Shares of FAF stock can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include WeBull, Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Robinhood, Fidelity, and Charles Schwab.
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What is First American Financial's stock price today?

One share of FAF stock can currently be purchased for approximately $59.12.

How much money does First American Financial make?

First American Financial (NYSE:FAF) has a market capitalization of $6.16 billion and generates $9.22 billion in revenue each year. The insurance provider earns $1.24 billion in net income (profit) each year or $8.22 on an earnings per share basis.

How many employees does First American Financial have?

The company employs 22,233 workers across the globe.

How can I contact First American Financial?

First American Financial's mailing address is 1 FIRST AMERICAN WAY, SANTA ANA CA, 92707. The official website for the company is www.firstam.com. The insurance provider can be reached via phone at (714) 250-3000, via email at investor.relations@firstam.com, or via fax at 714-541-6372.

This page (NYSE:FAF) was last updated on 8/19/2022 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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