Often analysts will give a 12 month target price when they have their stock recommendations. You can pick up the average 12 month Price Target at a number of sites. Some sites also give the high and low 12 month target price as well. I generally get mine from TD Waterhouse.
The site 4-Traders generally will give you the 12 month target stock price for most Canadian stocks. Search for the stock you want using the stock symbol (for example, the symbol for Toromont Industries Ltd. is TIH). When you get the stock, you need to look under the "consensus" tab for the 12 months stock price.
You can use the 12 month stock price target to get what analysts expect the total return to be over the next 12 month. For example, if the current price is $25.85 and the 12 month target price is $27.30 that gives you a 12 month capital gain of 5.61%. If the current dividend yield is 2.32%, you add together 5.61% and 2.32% to get a total return over the next 12 months of 7.93%.
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