Analyst Ratings for Commerce Bancshares Inc. (CBSH)

Updated: 2017-07-28

An average rating of Hold has been given to Commerce Bancshares Inc. (NASDAQ:CBSH) by analysts covering the stock. About 30 days ago, CBSH was issued an average rating of Hold.

A buy rating was issued by 0 analysts, 0 issued an overweight rating, 8 gave a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 2 gave a sell rating. Compared to three months ago, there has been an increase of 0 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.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for CBSH. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 62, implying a possible profit of 7.21 percent. The minimum price target given was 49, implying potential capital losses of -15.27 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.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 3.45 percent. That number becomes 3.45 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 3.52 percent, compared to last month. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 3.52 percent in FY estimates.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. Over the past month, 8 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. During this time, 9 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, compared to 0 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

The growth rate of CBSH's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 6.55 percent. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, 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. CBSH has a PEG ratio of 3.2.

In the trailing 52-weeks, CBSH hit 60.61 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 44.27. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 30.63 percent, and 4.59 percent lower than its 52-week high. CBSH has a P/E ratio of 20.97. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The CBSH value stock report compares CBSH to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $5.88 billion. CBSH will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.