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.

CMCSA was given price targets by several analysts. The most optimistic price target was 51, which equates to a potential upside of 29.34 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 37, implying a possible loss of -6.16 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some 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. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 0 percent, as compared to a month ago. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 3.66 percent in FY estimates.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. Over the past month, 3 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 2 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Over the same time period, 4 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, compared to 4 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

CMCSA has an estimated earnings growth rate of 0.2 percent as forecasted by analysts. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. CMCSA has a PEG ratio of 99.3.

CMCSA has traded between a high of 42.18 and a low of 30.02 over the past year. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 31.35 percent, and 6.52 percent below the high. CMCSA has a P/E 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.