Piper Sandler lifts The Progressive Corporation [PGR] price estimate. Who else is bullish?



The Progressive Corporation [NYSE: PGR] price plunged by -0.02 percent to reach at -$0.02. The company report on April 14, 2022 that Progressive Reports March 2022 Results.

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The Progressive Corporation (NYSE:PGR) today reported the following results for March 2022 and the first quarter of 2022:.

A sum of 2824974 shares traded at recent session while its average daily volume was at 2.68M shares. The Progressive Corporation shares reached a high of $116.21 and dropped to a low of $112.91 until finishing in the latest session at $113.02.

The one-year PGR stock forecast points to a potential downside of -6.0. The average equity rating for PGR stock is currently 3.00, trading closer to a bullish pattern in the stock market.

Guru’s Opinion on The Progressive Corporation [PGR]:

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for PGR shares is $106.62 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on PGR stock is a recommendation set at 3.00. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.

Piper Sandler have made an estimate for The Progressive Corporation shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Underweight, with their previous recommendation back on April 18, 2022. The new note on the price target was released on March 02, 2022, representing the official price target for The Progressive Corporation stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise from $106 to $114, while UBS kept a Neutral rating on PGR stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for The Progressive Corporation is set at 2.60, with the Price to Sales ratio for PGR stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 1.41. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 3.72, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 0.31. Price to Free Cash Flow for PGR in the course of the last twelve months was 17.81.

PGR Stock Performance Analysis:

The Progressive Corporation [PGR] fell into the red zone at the end of the last week, falling into a negative trend and dropping by -0.78. With this latest performance, PGR shares dropped by -0.29% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 21.36% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 14.52% in the past year of trading.

Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for PGR stock in for the last two-week period is set at 50.24, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 47.63, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 52.09 for The Progressive Corporation [PGR]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 110.04, while it was recorded at 111.79 for the last single week of trading, and 100.62 for the last 200 days.

Insight into The Progressive Corporation Fundamentals:

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and The Progressive Corporation [PGR] shares currently have an operating margin of +9.29. The Progressive Corporation’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +7.03.

Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 19.00, with Return on Assets sitting at 5.25.


The progress of the company may be observed through the prism of EPS growth rate, while Wall Street analysts are focusing on predicting the 5-year EPS growth rate for PGR. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for The Progressive Corporation go to -10.10%.

The Progressive Corporation [PGR] Insider Position Details

There are presently around $55,507 million, or 86.40% of PGR stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of PGR stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 47,203,179, which is approximately -0.845% of the company’s market cap and around 0.20% of the total institutional ownership; BLACKROCK INC., holding 45,790,327 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $5.18 billion in PGR stocks shares; and WELLINGTON MANAGEMENT GROUP LLP, currently with $3.19 billion in PGR stock with ownership of nearly 2.726% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in The Progressive Corporation stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of April and at the time of the April reporting period, where 519 institutional holders increased their position in The Progressive Corporation [NYSE:PGR] by around 28,031,093 shares. Additionally, 478 investors decreased positions by around 26,586,656 shares, while 140 investors held positions by with 436,424,585 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 491,042,334 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. PGR stock had 152 new institutional investments in for a total of 3,797,827 shares, while 73 institutional investors sold positions of 2,371,061 shares during the same period.