On Wednesday, shares of Cullen/Frost Bankers, Inc. (NYSE:CFR) marked $71.36 per share versus a previous $74.71 closing price. With having a -4.48% loss, an insight into the fundamental values of Cullen/Frost Bankers, Inc., investors would also find a great ally in the technical patterns of the stock movements showed in stock charts. CFR showed a fall of -27.02% within its YTD performance, with highs and lows between $47.69 – $100.79 during the period of 52 weeks, compared to the simple moving average of -12.80% in the period of the last 200 days.
Compass Point equity researchers changed the status of Cullen/Frost Bankers, Inc. (NYSE: CFR) shares to a “Neutral” rating in the report published on April 14th, 2020. Other analysts, including SunTrust, also published their reports on CFR shares. SunTrust repeated the rating from the previous report, marking CFR under “Hold” rating, in the report published on March 6th, 2020. Additionally, CFR shares got another “Underperform” rating from Evercore ISI, setting a target price of $84 on the company’s shares, according to the report published in January 31st, 2020. On November 1st, 2019, Maxim Group Reiterated an Buy rating and increased its price target from $105 to $100. On the other hand, Wedbush Downgrade the “Underperform” rating for CFR shares, as published in the report on November 1st, 2019. Maxim Group seems to be going bullish on the price of CFR shares, based on the price prediction for CFR, indicating that the shares will jump from $110 to $105, giving the shares “Buy” rating based on their report from July 29th, 2019. Another “Underperform” rating came from BofA/Merrill, providing a prediction for $105 price target according to the report published in July 11th, 2019.
The present dividend yield for CFR owners is set at 0.04, marking the return investors will get regardless of the company’s performance in the upcoming period. However, in order for the company to be able to pay its dividends, just like it is the case with Cullen/Frost Bankers, Inc., the company needs to provide a healthy cash flow, currently at the value of 12.90. In addition, the growth of sales from quarter to quarter is recording -5.40%, hinting the company’s progress in the upcoming progress.
In order to gain a clear insight on the performance of Cullen/Frost Bankers, Inc. (CFR) as it may occur in the future, there are more than several well-rounded types of analysis and research techniques, while equity is most certainly one of the more important indicators into the company’s growth and performance. In this case, you want to make sure that the return on the present equity of 9.80% is enough for you to make a profit out of your investment. You may also count in the quick ratio of the company, currently set at so you would make sure that the company is able to cover the debts it may have, which can be easily seen in annual reports of the company.
Set to affect the volatility of a given stock, the average volume can also be a valuable indicator, while CFR is currently recording an average of 590.70K in volumes. The volatility of the stock on monthly basis is set at 4.74%, while the weekly volatility levels are marked at 4.25%with -2.07% of loss in the last seven days. Additionally, long-term investors are predicting the target price of $76.55, indicating growth from the present price of $71.36, which can represent yet another valuable research and analysis points that can help you decide whether to invest in CFR or pass.
Cullen/Frost Bankers, Inc. (CFR) is based in the USA and it represents one of the well-known company operating with Financial sector. If you wish to compare CFR shares with other companies under Electronic Equipment and Consumer Goods, a factor to note is the P/E value of 12.35 for Cullen/Frost Bankers, Inc., while the value 16.97 can represent an indicator in the future growth of the company in terms of investor’s expectations. The later value should have a steady growth rate, increasing and growing gradually, which serves the purpose of reliably showcasing the progress of the company. The value 5.78 is supported by the yearly EPS growth of -0.70%.
Besides from looking into the fundamentals, you should also note the number of people inside the company owning the shares, as the values should be in line with the expectations of investors. In that spirit, the present ownership of stocks inside the company is set at 1.00%, which can provide you with an insight of how involved executives are in owning shares of the company. In oppose to the executives’ share, the institutional ownership counts 88.80% of shares, carrying an equal significance as an indicator of value, as the presence of large investors may signal a strong company.Are Institutional Investors Increasing Stakes in CFR Shares?
It appears that more than several institutional investors and hedge funds decided to increase stakes in CFR in the recent period. That is how BlackRock Fund Advisors now has an increase position in CFR by 1.30% in the first quarter, owning 4.98 million shares of CFR stocks, with the value of $378.23 million after the purchase of an additional 63,785 shares during the last quarter. In the meanwhile, Aristotle Capital Management LLC also increased their stake in CFR shares changed 3.86% in the first quarter, which means that the company now owns 3.96 million shares of company, all valued at $300.86 million after the acquisition of additional 147,039 shares during the last quarter.
Fidelity Management & Research Co acquired a new position in Cullen/Frost Bankers, Inc. during the first quarter, with the value of $181.6 million, and Wellington Management Co. LLP increased their stake in the company’s shares by 2.11% in the first quarter, now owning 46,759 shares valued at $171.62 million after the acquisition of the additional 2.26 million shares during the last quarter. At the present, 88.80% of CFR shares are in the ownership of institutional investors.