Analyst Ratings for Chimera Investment Corp. (CIM)

Updated: 2017-07-26

Chimera Investment Corp. (NYSE:CIM) was awarded an average rating of Hold from investment analysts following the stock. A consensus rating of Hold was previously issued for CIM last month.

A buy rating was issued by 0 analysts, 0 gave an overweight rating, 6 gave a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 0 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. Over the same time period, there has been an increase of 0 in the number of analysts with a negative outlook on the stock.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for CIM. The most optimistic price target was 20, implying potential capital gains of 7.41 percent. The lowest price target was 17, which equates to a potential downside of -8.7 percent. It is crucial to not blindly accept any price targets or stock ratings, because many analysts have it in their best interest to give positive coverage of certain stocks.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 0 percent on average, compared to last month. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is 0.82 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 0.21 percent, as compared to a month ago. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -2.48 percent.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, compared to 0 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

CIM has an estimated earnings growth rate of -29.18 percent as forecasted by analysts. 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 people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. CIM has a PEG ratio of -0.19.

CIM has a 52-week high of 20.90 and a 52-week low of 14.70. Currently the stock is 26.67 percent higher than its low, and 10.91 percent below the high. CIM has a P/E ratio of 5.63. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The CIM value stock report compares CIM to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $3.49 billion. CIM is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.