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.

Several price targets were given for CBSH by the analysts covering the stock. The most optimistic price target was 62, implying potential capital gains of 7.21 percent. The minimum price target given was 49, implying potential capital losses of -15.27 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 3.45 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is 3.45 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 3.52 percent, as compared to a month ago. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 3.52 percent.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. Over the past month, 8 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. Over the same time period, 9 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, compared to 0 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

Analysts estimate earnings of CBSH to grow at a rate of 6.55 percent. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. 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. The PEG ratio of CBSH is 3.2.

In the trailing 52-weeks, CBSH hit 60.61 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 44.27. Today's price is 30.63 percent above the 52-week low, and below the high by 4.59 percent. CBSH has a price/earnings 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's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.