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.

A number of analysts gave price targets for CBT. The most optimistic price target was 68, which equates to a potential upside of 25.23 percent. The minimum price target given was 55, which equates to a potential downside of 1.29 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 -0.6 percent. 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. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -2.66 percent.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, which can be compared to the 2 analysts that decreased their estimates. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 1 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

CBT has an estimated earnings growth rate of -6.51 percent as forecasted by analysts. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. 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. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. The PEG ratio of CBT is -2.25.

CBT has traded between a high of 61.34 and a low of 46.88 over the past year. 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 will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.