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.

A number of analysts gave price targets for CBSH. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 62, implying potential capital gains of 7.21 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 49, implying a possible loss of -15.27 percent. One must be careful with overanalyzing price targets and ratings due to possible conflicts of interest among the analysts releasing them.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 3.45 percent on average, compared to last month. That number becomes 3.45 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 3.52 percent. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 3.52 percent.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 8 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. Also over the last month, 9 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, compared to 0 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

Analysts estimate earnings of CBSH to grow at a rate of 6.55 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. The PEG ratio of CBSH is 3.2.

In the last 52-weeks, CBSH has achieved a high of 60.61 and a low of 44.27. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 30.63 percent, and 4.59 percent below the 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 is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.