Analyst Ratings for BancFirst Corp. (BANF)

Updated: 2017-07-27

Analysts covering BancFirst Corp. (NASDAQ:BANF) have given it a consensus rating of Hold. BANF had previously received a consensus rating of Hold a month ago.

Of the 4 analysts covering the stock, 0 gave it a buy rating, 0 gave an overweight rating, 4 issued a hold rating, 0 gave an underweight rating, and 0 gave a sell rating. Over the past 90 days, the number of analysts that are bullish on the stock has increased by 0. Meanwhile, the number of analysts pessimistic about the company has increased by 0.

BANF was given price targets by several analysts. The maximum price target given was 115, which equates to a potential upside of 8.39 percent. The minimum price target given was 92, implying a possible loss of -13.29 percent. One must be careful with overanalyzing price targets and ratings due to possible conflicts of interest among the analysts releasing them.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 10.5 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is 10.5 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 9.42 percent. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 9.54 percent.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 4 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 0 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Also over the last month, 4 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, compared to 0 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

The growth rate of BANF's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 8 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. BANF has a PEG ratio of 2.62.

BANF has traded between a high of 115.80 and a low of 58.60 over the past year. Today's price is 81.06 percent above the 52-week low, and below the high by 8.38 percent. BANF has a P/E ratio of 20.93. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The BANF value stock report compares BANF to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $1.7 billion. BANF's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.