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

Analyst Ratings for BBCN Bancorp Inc (BBCN)

Updated: 2016-07-31

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for BBCN. 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. Some investors take price targets and stock ratings with a grain of salt, knowing that some analysts can have indirect business with the stocks they cover.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 21.88 percent on average, compared to last month. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is 77.78 percent. 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 made negative revisions. During this time, 2 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 4 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

The growth rate of BBCN's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 5.83 percent. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, 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, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. BBCN has a PEG ratio of 2.21.

BBCN has a 52-week high of 0.00 and a 52-week low of 0.00. Today's price is 0 percent above the 52-week low, and 0 percent lower than its 52-week high. BBCN has a P/E 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 is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 2016-08-02, days from today.