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.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for CBU. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 59, implying potential capital gains of 7.86 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 51, implying potential capital losses of -6.77 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 0.85 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days 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.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. Over the past month, 2 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 0 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Also over the last month, 3 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, compared to 0 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

The growth rate of CBU's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 5.32 percent. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the 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. CBU has a PEG ratio of 4.39.

CBU has a 52-week high of 63.04 and a 52-week low of 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 market cap of CBU is $2.5 billion. CBU's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.