Analyst Ratings for BNC Bancorp (BNCN)

Updated: 2017-06-08

Analysts covering BNC Bancorp (NASDAQ:BNCN) have given it a consensus rating of Hold. Last month, BNCN received an average rating of Overweight.

1 analysts declared BNCN a buy, 0 gave an overweight rating, 4 issued a hold rating, 0 issued 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. During this time, the number of analysts bearish on the stock has increased by 0.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for BNCN. The most optimistic price target was 37, implying potential capital gains of 6.78 percent. The lowest price target was 36, which equates to a potential downside of 3.9 percent. Note that investment analysts can be biased in their reporting on companies's ratings and price targets.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 0 percent. That number becomes 0 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 downwards by -0.28 percent, as compared to a month ago. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 0.85 percent.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 0 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

The growth rate of BNCN's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 39.85 percent. Another measure frequently examined by investors is 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, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. The PEG ratio of BNCN is 0.66.

BNCN has a 52-week high of 37.15 and a 52-week low of 21.54. Currently the stock is 60.86 percent higher than its low, and 6.73 percent below the high. BNCN has a price/earnings ratio of 26.25. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The BNCN value stock report compares BNCN to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $1.88 billion. BNCN's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.