Analyst Ratings for Cincinnati Financial Corp. (CINF)

Updated: 2017-07-29

An average rating of Hold has been given to Cincinnati Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:CINF) by analysts covering the stock. A consensus rating of Hold was previously issued for CINF last month.

8 analysts issued ratings on the stock, where 1 gave CINF a buy rating, 0 issued an overweight rating, 6 issued a hold rating, 0 gave an underweight rating, and 1 gave a sell rating. Today, there are 0 more analysts optimistic about the company future as compared with 90 days ago. During this time, the number of analysts bearish on the stock has increased by 0.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for CINF. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 90, implying a possible profit of 18.72 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 63, which equates to a potential downside of -16.9 percent. Some investors take price targets and stock ratings with a grain of salt, knowing that some analysts can have indirect business with the stocks they cover.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates downwards by an average of -8.49 percent. That number becomes -13.39 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised downwards by -2.05 percent, compared to last month. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -2.96 percent.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, which can be compared to the 3 analysts that decreased their estimates. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 2 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

CINF has an estimated earnings growth rate of -28.88 percent as forecasted by analysts. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, 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. The PEG ratio of CINF is -0.72.

In the trailing 52-weeks, CINF hit 79.60 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 68.11. Today's price is 11.31 percent above the 52-week low, and 4.76 percent below the high. CINF has a price/earnings ratio of 20.88. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The CINF value stock report compares CINF to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $12.38 billion. CINF will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.