Analyst Ratings for Comcast Corp. Cl A (CMCSA)

Updated: 2017-07-28

Analysts covering Comcast Corp. Cl A (NASDAQ:CMCSA) have given it a consensus rating of Buy. About 30 days ago, CMCSA was issued an average rating of Buy.

32 analysts issued ratings on the stock, where 26 gave CMCSA a buy rating, 3 gave an overweight rating, 3 issued a hold rating, 0 gave an underweight rating, and 0 gave a sell rating. Over the past 90 days, the number of analysts that are bullish on the stock has increased by 0. Over the same time period, there has been an increase of 0 in the number of analysts with a negative outlook on the stock.

Several price targets were given for CMCSA by the analysts covering the stock. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 51, implying potential capital gains of 29.34 percent. The minimum price target given was 37, which equates to a potential downside of -6.16 percent. It is crucial to not blindly accept any price targets or stock ratings, because many analysts have it in their best interest to give positive coverage of certain stocks.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 1.04 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is 3.19 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 3.66 percent in FY estimates.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 3 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, which can be compared to the 2 analysts that decreased their estimates. During this time, 4 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 4 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of CMCSA to grow at a rate of 0.2 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. CMCSA has a PEG ratio of 99.3.

In the trailing 52-weeks, CMCSA hit 42.18 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 30.02. Currently the stock is 31.35 percent higher than its low, and below the high by 6.52 percent. CMCSA has a price/earnings ratio of 19.86. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The CMCSA value stock report compares CMCSA to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of CMCSA is $186.6 billion. CMCSA is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.