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.

Several price targets were given for CBU by the analysts covering the stock. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 59, implying a possible profit of 7.86 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 51, which equates to a potential downside of -6.77 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some stocks.

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. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 0.41 percent, as compared to a month ago. 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. 2 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, 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.

CBU has an estimated earnings growth rate of 5.32 percent as forecasted by analysts. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, 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 13.23 percent lower than its 52-week 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 stock has a market capitalization of $2.5 billion. CBU's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.