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 maximum price target given was 33, which equates to a potential upside of 14.5 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 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.

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. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 0 percent. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 0 percent in FY estimates.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their 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, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.

The growth rate of CFNL's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 7.37 percent. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. 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 lower than its 52-week 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.