Analyst Ratings for Home BancShares Inc. (HOMB)

Updated: 2017-07-26

An average rating of Overweight has been given to Home BancShares Inc. (NASDAQ:HOMB) by analysts covering the stock. About 30 days ago, HOMB was issued an average rating of Overweight.

A buy rating was issued by 4 analysts, 0 gave an overweight rating, 2 gave a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 0 issued 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. During this time, the number of analysts bearish on the stock has increased by 0.

HOMB was given price targets by several analysts. The most optimistic price target was 31, implying potential capital gains of 23.06 percent. The minimum price target given was 27.5, implying potential capital losses of 9.17 percent. One must be careful with overanalyzing price targets and ratings due to possible conflicts of interest among the analysts releasing them.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 1.47 percent. That number becomes 1.47 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 1.48 percent, compared to last month. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 1.48 percent in FY estimates.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 3 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. During this time, 2 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 0 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

The growth rate of HOMB's earnings is estimated by analysts to be -0.16 percent. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. 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. The PEG ratio of HOMB is -117.5.

In the last 52-weeks, HOMB has achieved a high of 29.69 and a low of 19.74. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 27.61 percent, and below the high by 15.16 percent. HOMB has a price/earnings ratio of 18.8. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The HOMB value stock report compares HOMB to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $3.71 billion. HOMB's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.