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 highest price target was 68, implying a possible profit of 25.23 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 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.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates downwards by an average of -0.6 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is -9.68 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 0 percent, compared to last month. 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. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 2 analysts made negative revisions. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, compared to 1 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

Analysts estimate earnings of CBT to grow at a rate of -6.51 percent. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. 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. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. 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. Today's price is 15.83 percent above the 52-week low, and 11.48 percent below the high. CBT has a price/earnings 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.