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Stock Analyst Ratings for BBCN Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ:BBCN)

Analyst Ratings for BBCN Bancorp Inc (BBCN)

Updated: 2016-07-31

Several price targets were given for BBCN by the analysts covering the stock. The highest price target was 19, implying potential capital gains of 23.62 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 16.5, implying potential capital losses 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.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change 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. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 1.51 percent, as compared to a month ago. 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, while 4 analysts decreased their estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of BBCN to grow at a rate of 5.83 percent. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, 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.

In the last 52-weeks, BBCN has achieved a high of 0.00 and a low of 0.00. Today's price is 0 percent above the 52-week low, and below the high by 0 percent. 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 will post this quarters earnings in -904 days, on 2016-08-02.