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 highest price target was 33, implying potential capital gains of 14.5 percent. The lowest price target was 27.25, implying a possible loss of -5.45 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some stocks.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 0 percent. 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. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 0 percent in FY estimates.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 0 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 0 analysts revised their estimates downwards. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, compared to 0 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

CFNL has an estimated earnings growth rate of 7.37 percent as forecasted by analysts. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. The PEG ratio of CFNL is 2.61.

CFNL has traded between a high of 34.75 and a low of 19.37 over the past year. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 48.79 percent, and 17.06 percent below the high. 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.