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Analyst Ratings Update: BBCN Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ:BBCN)

Analyst Ratings for BBCN Bancorp Inc (BBCN)

Updated: 2016-07-31

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for BBCN. The highest price target was 19, implying a possible profit of 23.62 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 16.5, which equates to a potential downside of 7.35 percent. Many analysts are not unbiased in their coverage of stocks, including price targets and stock ratings, so care must be taken in interpreting numbers released by them.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 21.88 percent. That number becomes 77.78 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 1.51 percent, compared to last month. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 3.04 percent.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. Over the past month, 2 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 2 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Also over the last month, 2 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, compared to 4 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

Analysts estimate earnings of BBCN to grow at a rate of 5.83 percent. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. 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. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. BBCN has a PEG ratio of 2.21.

BBCN has traded between a high of 0.00 and a low of 0.00 over the past year. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 0 percent, and 0 percent lower than its 52-week high. BBCN has a price/earnings ratio of 12.88. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The BBCN value stock report compares BBCN to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $1.21 billion. BBCN's next earnings release will be on 2016-08-02, which is -959 days away.