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Shares of CST Brands (NYSE:CST) have earned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the nine analysts that are covering the company, American Banking & Market News reports. Seven equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company. The average 1-year target price among brokers that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $34.50.

In other CST Brands news, Director William G. Moll bought 1,000 shares of CST Brands stock on the open market in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, August 14th. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $34.89 per share, for a total transaction of $34,890.00. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link.

CST has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. Analysts at Mizuho raised their price target on shares of CST Brands from $34.00 to $37.00 in a research note on Friday, August 8th. They now have a “neutral” rating on the stock. Separately, analysts at Credit Suisse upgraded shares of CST Brands from an “underperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Friday, August 8th. They now have a $35.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $29.00. Finally, analysts at JPMorgan Chase & Co. cut their price target on shares of CST Brands from $29.00 to $28.00 in a research note on Tuesday, August 5th. They now have a “neutral” rating on the stock.

CST Brands (NYSE:CST) traded up 1.25% during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $34.86. 31,733 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. CST Brands has a one year low of $28.91 and a one year high of $38.66. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $33.95 and a 200-day moving average of $32.46. The company has a market cap of $2.636 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 22.00.

CST Brands (NYSE:CST) last released its earnings data on Tuesday, August 12th. The company reported $0.43 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.49 by $0.06. The company had revenue of $3.30 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $3.22 billion. Analysts expect that CST Brands will post $1.59 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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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