Analyst Ratings for Core-Mark Holding Co. Inc. (CORE)

Updated: 2017-07-27

Shares of Core-Mark Holding Co. Inc. (NASDAQ:CORE) have received a consensus rating of Overweight from Wall Street analysts. About 30 days ago, CORE was issued an average rating of Overweight.

3 analysts declared CORE a buy, 1 gave an overweight rating, 1 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 1 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 CORE by the analysts covering the stock. The most optimistic price target was 53, implying a possible profit of 41.07 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 35, implying a possible loss of -6.84 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.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates downwards for this quarter, by about -1.47 percent on average, compared to last month. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is -23.76 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 0 percent, compared to last month. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -2.34 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 1 analysts that decreased their estimates. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, compared to 1 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

CORE has an estimated earnings growth rate of 31.74 percent as forecasted by analysts. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. The PEG ratio of CORE is 1.08.

In the trailing 52-weeks, CORE hit 49.29 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 30.00. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 25.23 percent, and 23.78 percent below the high. CORE has a P/E ratio of 34.37. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The CORE value stock report compares CORE to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $1.76 billion. CORE will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.