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 analyst gave a price target of 68, implying potential capital gains of 25.23 percent. The lowest price target was 55, which equates to a potential downside of 1.29 percent. Some investors take price targets and stock ratings with a grain of salt, knowing that some analysts can have indirect business with the stocks they cover.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates downwards for this quarter, by about -0.6 percent on average, compared to last month. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is -9.68 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 0 percent. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -2.66 percent in FY estimates.

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 2 analysts made negative revisions. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 1 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of CBT to grow at a rate of -6.51 percent. 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. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, 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. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 15.83 percent, 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 is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.