Analyst Ratings for Cullen/Frost Bankers Inc. (CFR)

Updated: 2017-07-26

Cullen/Frost Bankers Inc. (NYSE:CFR) was awarded an average rating of Hold from investment analysts following the stock. A consensus rating of Hold was previously issued for CFR last month.

A buy rating was issued by 2 analysts, 0 issued an overweight rating, 14 gave a hold rating, 1 gave an underweight rating, and 1 issued a sell rating. Compared to three months ago, there has been an increase of 0 in the number of analysts with a positive outlook on the stock. Meanwhile, the number of analysts pessimistic about the company has decreased by 2.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for CFR. The highest price target was 110, which equates to a potential upside of 13.98 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 80, implying potential capital losses of -17.11 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 0.78 percent on average, compared to last month. That number becomes 2.8 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 0.38 percent. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 2.54 percent in FY estimates.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 7 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. Also over the last month, 6 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 0 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of CFR to grow at a rate of 7.05 percent. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. 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. The PEG ratio of CFR is 2.8.

CFR has a 52-week high of 99.20 and a 52-week low of 65.07. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 48.32 percent, and 2.71 percent below the high. CFR has a price/earnings ratio of 19.74. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The CFR value stock report compares CFR to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of CFR is $6.27 billion. CFR is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.