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.

Several price targets were given for CHCO by the analysts covering the stock. The maximum price target given was 72, implying potential capital gains of 9.99 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 66, implying potential capital losses of 0.82 percent. Note that investment analysts can be biased in their reporting on companies's ratings and price targets.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 8.36 percent on average, compared to last month. That number becomes 8.36 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 7.78 percent. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 7.78 percent.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. Over the past month, 3 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. Also over the last month, 3 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, compared to 0 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

The growth rate of CHCO's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 0.18 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. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. The PEG ratio of CHCO is 94.94.

In the trailing 52-weeks, CHCO hit 74.90 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 46.48. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 40.83 percent, and below the high by 12.6 percent. 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.