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.

CBM was given price targets by several analysts. The highest price target was 70, implying a possible profit of 16.47 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 61, which equates to a potential downside of 1.5 percent. One must be careful with overanalyzing price targets and ratings due to possible conflicts of interest among the analysts releasing them.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 0 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which 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.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 0 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

The growth rate of CBM's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 12.17 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. 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. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. The PEG ratio of CBM is 1.88.

CBM has traded between a high of 62.95 and a low of 38.30 over the past year. Currently the stock is 56.92 percent higher than its 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 is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.