Analyst Ratings for CBOE Holdings Inc. (CBOE)

Updated: 2017-07-29

Analysts covering CBOE Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:CBOE) have given it a consensus rating of Overweight. CBOE had previously received a consensus rating of Overweight a month ago.

A buy rating was issued by 6 analysts, 0 issued an overweight rating, 7 gave a hold rating, 1 gave an underweight rating, and 0 gave a sell rating. Compared to three months ago, there has been an decrease of 2 in the number of analysts with a positive outlook on the stock. Meanwhile, the number of analysts pessimistic about the company has increased by 0.

A number of analysts gave price targets for CBOE. The most optimistic price target was 102, implying potential capital gains of 9.1 percent. The minimum price target given was 85, which equates to a potential downside of -9.08 percent. One must be careful with overanalyzing price targets and ratings due to possible conflicts of interest among the analysts releasing them.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 0.59 percent. That number becomes 8.88 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 0.3 percent, compared to last month. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 9.38 percent.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 3 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 3 analysts made negative revisions. Also over the last month, 5 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, compared to 3 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

CBOE has an estimated earnings growth rate of 84.44 percent as forecasted by analysts. 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. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. CBOE has a PEG ratio of 0.61.

CBOE has a 52-week high of 94.59 and a 52-week low of 61.58. Currently the stock is 51.82 percent higher than its low, and below the high by 1.16 percent. CBOE has a P/E ratio of 51.09. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The CBOE value stock report compares CBOE to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $10.47 billion. CBOE is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.