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 most optimistic price target was 31, implying potential capital gains of 23.06 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 27.5, which equates to a potential downside of 9.17 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.

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. 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.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 3 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, 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 made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of HOMB to grow at a rate of -0.16 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, 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, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. HOMB has a PEG ratio of -117.5.

HOMB has a 52-week high of 29.69 and a 52-week low of 19.74. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 27.61 percent, 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.