CST Brands Given Consensus Recommendation of “Hold” by Analysts (NYSE:CST)
CST Brands (NYSE:CST) has earned a consensus rating of “Hold” from the ten brokerages that are covering the company, Stock Ratings Network reports. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, five have given a hold recommendation and four have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1-year target price among brokerages that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $32.25.
Shares of CST Brands (NYSE:CST) opened at 30.86 on Monday. CST Brands has a 52 week low of $27.64 and a 52 week high of $36.92. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $31.12 and a 200-day moving average of $32.11. The company has a market cap of $2.333 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 16.71.
CST Brands (NYSE:CST) last released its earnings data on Thursday, March 6th. The company reported $0.48 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the analysts’ consensus estimate of $0.51 by $0.03. The company had revenue of $3.06 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $3.12 billion. CST Brands’s revenue was down 4.2% compared to the same quarter last year. Analysts expect that CST Brands will post $1.97 EPS for the current fiscal year.
A number of analysts have recently weighed in on CST shares. Analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co. downgraded shares of CST Brands from an “overweight” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Tuesday, March 25th. They now have a $30.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $39.00. Separately, analysts at R. F. Lafferty downgraded shares of CST Brands from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Friday, March 7th. Finally, analysts at Mizuho cut their price target on shares of CST Brands from $36.00 to $34.00 in a research note on Friday, March 7th. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock.
CST Brands, Inc is a retailer of transportation fuels and convenience goods in North America. As of April 30, 2013, the Company operated 1,032 Corner Stores throughout the United States, including Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming, Arizona and California.
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