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.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for HOMB. The highest price target was 31, implying a possible profit of 23.06 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 27.5, implying potential capital losses of 9.17 percent. Many analysts are not unbiased in their coverage of stocks, including price targets and stock ratings, so care must be taken in interpreting numbers released by them.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change 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. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 1.48 percent, as compared to a month ago. 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, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. During this time, 2 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.

The growth rate of HOMB's earnings is estimated by analysts to be -0.16 percent. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, 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 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 is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.