Analyst Ratings for CST Brands Inc. (CST)

Updated: 2017-06-27

Shares of CST Brands Inc. (NYSE:CST) have received a consensus rating of Hold from Wall Street analysts. A consensus rating of Hold was previously issued for CST last month.

A buy rating was issued by 0 analysts, 0 gave an overweight rating, 5 gave a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 0 gave 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.

Several price targets were given for CST by the analysts covering the stock. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 49, implying potential capital gains of 0.96 percent. The minimum price target given was 48.53, which equates to a potential downside of -0.01 percent. Many analysts are not unbiased in their coverage of stocks, including price targets and stock ratings, so care must be taken in interpreting numbers released by them.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 0 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is -5.14 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 0 percent, as compared to a month ago. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -2.58 percent.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.

CST has an estimated earnings growth rate of -57.21 percent as forecasted by analysts. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. The PEG ratio of CST is -0.21.

In the last 52-weeks, CST has achieved a high of 48.56 and a low of 42.01. Currently the stock is 15.53 percent higher than its low, and 0.05 percent lower than its 52-week high. CST has a P/E ratio of 11.99. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The CST value stock report compares CST to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $3.69 billion. CST will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.