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.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for CFNL. The highest price target was 33, implying potential capital gains of 14.5 percent. The lowest price target was 27.25, implying potential capital losses of -5.45 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.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 0 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days 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.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 0 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

CFNL has an estimated earnings growth rate of 7.37 percent as forecasted by analysts. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. 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 CFNL is 2.61.

CFNL has a 52-week high of 34.75 and a 52-week low of 19.37. Currently the stock is 48.79 percent higher than its low, and below the high by 17.06 percent. CFNL has a P/E 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 will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.