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.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for BANF. The highest price target was 115, implying a possible profit of 8.39 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 92, implying potential capital losses of -13.29 percent. It is crucial to not blindly accept any price targets or stock ratings, because many analysts have it in their best interest to give positive coverage of certain stocks.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 10.5 percent on average, compared to last month. That number becomes 10.5 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 9.42 percent. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 9.54 percent in FY estimates.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. Over the past month, 4 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. Also over the last month, 4 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 0 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

BANF has an estimated earnings growth rate of 8 percent as forecasted by analysts. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. The PEG ratio of BANF is 2.62.

BANF has traded between a high of 115.80 and a low of 58.60 over the past year. Currently the stock is 81.06 percent higher than its low, and 8.38 percent lower than its 52-week high. 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 market cap of BANF is $1.7 billion. BANF will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.