Analyst Ratings for Cabot Corp. (CBT)

Updated: 2017-07-28

Cabot Corp. (NYSE:CBT) was awarded an average rating of Overweight from investment analysts following the stock. Last month, CBT received an average rating of Overweight.

2 analysts declared CBT a buy, 1 issued an overweight rating, 4 gave a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 0 gave a sell rating. Today, there are 1 more analysts optimistic about the company future as compared with 90 days ago. During this time, the number of analysts bearish on the stock has increased by 0.

Several price targets were given for CBT by the analysts covering the stock. The highest price target was 68, implying potential capital gains of 25.23 percent. The lowest price target was 55, implying a possible loss of 1.29 percent. It is crucial to not blindly accept any price targets or stock ratings, because many analysts have it in their best interest to give positive coverage of certain stocks.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates downwards for this quarter, by about -0.6 percent on average, compared to last month. That number becomes -9.68 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 0 percent, as compared to a month ago. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -2.66 percent in FY estimates.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, which can be compared to the 2 analysts that decreased their estimates. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, compared to 1 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

The growth rate of CBT's earnings is estimated by analysts to be -6.51 percent. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, 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, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. The PEG ratio of CBT is -2.25.

In the last 52-weeks, CBT has achieved a high of 61.34 and a low of 46.88. Currently the stock is 15.83 percent higher than its low, and 11.48 percent lower than its 52-week high. CBT has a P/E ratio of 14.65. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The CBT value stock report compares CBT to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of CBT is $3.4 billion. CBT's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.