Analyst Ratings for City Holding Co. (CHCO)

Updated: 2017-07-28

An average rating of Hold has been given to City Holding Co. (NASDAQ:CHCO) by analysts covering the stock. CHCO had previously received a consensus rating of Hold a month ago.

5 analysts issued ratings on the stock, where 0 gave CHCO a buy rating, 0 issued an overweight rating, 5 issued a hold rating, 0 gave an underweight rating, and 0 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.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for CHCO. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 72, implying potential capital gains of 9.99 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 66, which equates to a potential downside of 0.82 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some stocks.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 8.36 percent. That number becomes 8.36 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 7.78 percent, compared to last month. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 7.78 percent.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 3 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 0 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Also over the last month, 3 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 0 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

CHCO has an estimated earnings growth rate of 0.18 percent as forecasted by analysts. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at 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. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. CHCO has a PEG ratio of 94.94.

In the trailing 52-weeks, CHCO hit 74.90 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 46.48. Today's price is 40.83 percent above the 52-week low, and 12.6 percent below the high. CHCO has a P/E ratio of 17.09. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The CHCO value stock report compares CHCO to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of CHCO is $1.03 billion. CHCO will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.