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.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for HOMB. The highest price target was 31, implying a possible profit of 23.06 percent. The lowest price target was 27.5, which equates to a potential downside of 9.17 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.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 1.47 percent on average, compared to last month. That number becomes 1.47 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 1.48 percent, as compared to a month ago. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 1.48 percent.

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 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. 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, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. HOMB has a PEG ratio of -117.5.

In the trailing 52-weeks, HOMB hit 29.69 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 19.74. Today's price is 27.61 percent above the 52-week low, and 15.16 percent below the high. 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 market cap of HOMB is $3.71 billion. HOMB is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.