Analyst Ratings for Community Bank System Inc. (CBU)

Updated: 2017-07-27

An average rating of Hold has been given to Community Bank System Inc. (NYSE:CBU) by analysts covering the stock. Last month, CBU received an average rating of Hold.

9 analysts issued ratings on the stock, where 0 gave CBU a buy rating, 0 gave an overweight rating, 8 gave a hold rating, 0 gave an underweight rating, and 1 gave a sell rating. Today, there are 0 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.

CBU was given price targets by several analysts. The most optimistic price target was 59, which equates to a potential upside of 7.86 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 51, implying potential capital losses of -6.77 percent. Note that investment analysts can be biased in their reporting on companies's ratings and price targets.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 0.85 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 1.69 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 0.41 percent, compared to last month. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 1.03 percent.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. Over the past month, 2 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 0 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Over the same time period, 3 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.

CBU has an estimated earnings growth rate of 5.32 percent as forecasted by analysts. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. The PEG ratio of CBU is 4.39.

CBU has a 52-week high of 63.04 and a 52-week low of 42.67. Currently the stock is 28.2 percent higher than its low, and 13.23 percent below the high. CBU has a price/earnings ratio of 23.35. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The CBU value stock report compares CBU to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of CBU is $2.5 billion. CBU's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.