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.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for CBU. The most optimistic price target was 59, implying potential capital gains of 7.86 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 51, implying potential capital losses of -6.77 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 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. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 0.41 percent. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 1.03 percent in FY estimates.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 2 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 0 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Over the same time period, 3 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 0 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of CBU to grow at a rate of 5.32 percent. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. CBU has a PEG ratio of 4.39.

In the trailing 52-weeks, CBU hit 63.04 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 42.67. Today's price is 28.2 percent above the 52-week low, and below the high by 13.23 percent. CBU has a P/E 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 stock has a market capitalization of $2.5 billion. CBU will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.