Analyst Ratings for Cousins Properties Inc. (CUZ)

Updated: 2017-07-27

Analysts covering Cousins Properties Inc. (NYSE:CUZ) have given it a consensus rating of Overweight. About 30 days ago, CUZ was issued an average rating of Overweight.

A buy rating was issued by 1 analysts, 1 issued an overweight rating, 4 gave a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 0 gave a sell rating. Over the past 90 days, the number of analysts that are bullish on the stock has increased by 1. During this time, the number of analysts bearish on the stock has increased by 0.

CUZ was given price targets by several analysts. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 10, implying potential capital gains of 12.74 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 8.5, which equates to a potential downside of -4.17 percent. One must be careful with overanalyzing price targets and ratings due to possible conflicts of interest among the analysts releasing them.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 0 percent on average, compared to last month. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is 0 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 0 percent, compared to last month. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -3.57 percent in FY estimates.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 0 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.

The growth rate of CUZ's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 1536.36 percent. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. 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. CUZ has a PEG ratio of 0.16.

CUZ has traded between a high of 9.10 and a low of 7.04 over the past year. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 25.99 percent, and below the high by 2.53 percent. CUZ has a P/E ratio of 241.69. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The CUZ value stock report compares CUZ to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of CUZ is $3.57 billion. CUZ's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.