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.

Several price targets were given for CINF by the analysts covering the stock. The most optimistic price target was 90, implying potential capital gains of 18.72 percent. The minimum price target given was 63, implying potential capital losses of -16.9 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some stocks.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates downwards for this quarter, by about -8.49 percent on average, compared to last month. That number becomes -13.39 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 downwards by -2.05 percent. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -2.96 percent in FY estimates.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 3 analysts revised their estimates downwards. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 2 analysts decreased their 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. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. CINF has a PEG ratio of -0.72.

In the last 52-weeks, CINF has achieved a high of 79.60 and a low of 68.11. Currently the stock is 11.31 percent higher than its low, and below the high by 4.76 percent. 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.