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.

A number of analysts gave price targets for BNCN. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 37, which equates to a potential upside of 6.78 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 36, implying a possible loss of 3.9 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 0 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is 0 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed downwards by -0.28 percent. 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. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, compared to 0 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

BNCN has an estimated earnings growth rate of 39.85 percent as forecasted by analysts. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, 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, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. The PEG ratio of BNCN is 0.66.

In the last 52-weeks, BNCN has achieved a high of 37.15 and a low of 21.54. Today's price is 60.86 percent above the 52-week low, and 6.73 percent lower than its 52-week 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.