Analyst Ratings for Cambrex Corp. (CBM)

Updated: 2017-07-29

An average rating of Buy has been given to Cambrex Corp. (NYSE:CBM) by analysts covering the stock. About 30 days ago, CBM was issued an average rating of Buy.

Of the 4 analysts covering the stock, 4 gave it a buy rating, 0 gave an overweight rating, 0 issued a hold rating, 0 gave an underweight rating, and 0 issued a sell rating. Compared to three months ago, there has been an increase of 0 in the number of analysts with a positive outlook on the stock. Meanwhile, the number of analysts pessimistic about the company has increased by 0.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for CBM. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 70, which equates to a potential upside of 16.47 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 61, implying a possible loss of 1.5 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some stocks.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 0 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is -6.68 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 0 percent. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -1.64 percent.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, compared to 0 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

CBM has an estimated earnings growth rate of 12.17 percent as forecasted by analysts. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. 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. CBM has a PEG ratio of 1.88.

In the trailing 52-weeks, CBM hit 62.95 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 38.30. Today's price is 56.92 percent above the 52-week low, and 4.53 percent below the high. CBM has a P/E ratio of 22.85. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The CBM value stock report compares CBM to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $1.96 billion. CBM will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.