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.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for CBOE. The highest price target was 102, which equates to a potential upside of 9.1 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 85, implying a possible loss of -9.08 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some stocks.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 0.59 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is 8.88 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 0.3 percent, compared to last month. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 9.38 percent in FY estimates.

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, which can be compared to the 3 analysts that decreased their estimates. Over the same time period, 5 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, 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. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, 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, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. CBOE has a PEG ratio of 0.61.

In the trailing 52-weeks, CBOE hit 94.59 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 61.58. Currently the stock is 51.82 percent higher than its low, and 1.16 percent below the high. CBOE has a price/earnings 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 market cap of CBOE is $10.47 billion. CBOE's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.