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.

CFR was given price targets by several analysts. The highest price target was 110, implying a possible profit of 13.98 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 80, implying potential capital losses of -17.11 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.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 0.78 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is 2.8 percent. 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.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 7 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 0 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Over the same time period, 6 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.

CFR has an estimated earnings growth rate of 7.05 percent as forecasted by analysts. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. CFR has a PEG ratio of 2.8.

CFR has a 52-week high of 99.20 and a 52-week low of 65.07. Currently the stock is 48.32 percent higher than its low, and 2.71 percent lower than its 52-week 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 will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.