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 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.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 1.47 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is 1.47 percent. 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.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. Over the past month, 3 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 0 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Over the same time period, 2 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, 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. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. 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. The PEG ratio of HOMB is -117.5.

HOMB has traded between a high of 29.69 and a low of 19.74 over the past year. Today's price is 27.61 percent above the 52-week low, and below the high by 15.16 percent. HOMB has a P/E 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.