Analyst Ratings for Cardinal Financial Corporation (CFNL)

Updated: 2017-04-08

An average rating of Underweight has been given to Cardinal Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:CFNL) by analysts covering the stock. A consensus rating of Underweight was previously issued for CFNL last month.

A buy rating was issued by 0 analysts, 0 issued an overweight rating, 2 issued a hold rating, 0 gave an underweight rating, and 1 issued 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. Over the same time period, there has been an increase of 0 in the number of analysts with a negative outlook on the stock.

Several price targets were given for CFNL by the analysts covering the stock. The most optimistic price target was 33, which equates to a potential upside of 14.5 percent. The minimum price target given was 27.25, which equates to a potential downside of -5.45 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some stocks.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 0 percent on average, compared to last month. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is 9.46 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 0 percent, as compared to a month ago. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 0 percent.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, compared to 0 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

Analysts estimate earnings of CFNL to grow at a rate of 7.37 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. CFNL has a PEG ratio of 2.61.

In the trailing 52-weeks, CFNL hit 34.75 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 19.37. Today's price is 48.79 percent above the 52-week low, and 17.06 percent below the high. CFNL has a price/earnings ratio of 19.22. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The CFNL value stock report compares CFNL to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $0.94756 billion. CFNL is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.