Financial Analysis and Stock Valuation: Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation (COG), Crown Holdings, Inc. (CCK)

Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation (NYSE:COG) shares were trading higher by 1.57 percent ($0.44) at $28.4 a piece in Thursday’s session. It had closed the previous session at $27.96. COG trades with a P/S ratio of 7.86. This is lower than the both industry’s 61.93 and the wider sector’s 14.49. A low price-to-sales ratio, typically less than 1.0, is considered a good value. Also, it has an estimated price-earnings (P/E) multiple of 27.95. Shares of COG have uptrended 11.33% in the past three months, while the S&P 500 has moved 1.91% in that time. Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation (COG) has a market cap of $13.2 billion and over the last 12 months, Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation (NYSE:COG) has gone stronger by 28.74%. During the last 52 weeks, the (NYSE:COG) price has been as high as $29.57 and as low as $20.55. Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation earnings have declined with an annualized rate of -38.8% over the last 5 years.

Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation (Mean Target Price: $31.62)

The average 1-year price target for Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation (COG) — averaging the work of different analysts — reveals a mean PT of $31.62/share. That’s a potential 11.34 increase relative to where Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation (NYSE:COG) has been trading recently. The current price is seen ranging between $28 and $28.91. There are brokerage firms with lower targets than the average, including one setting a price target of $23. And then on the other side of the spectrum one analyst entrenched in the bullish camp has a target as high as $37.

Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation (COG) Consensus Recommendation

The collective rating of 2.3 for Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation (NYSE:COG) also leans strongly towards the neutral end of the spectrum. Of the 28 analysts surveyed by Reuters that track COG 8 of them rate its stock a hold. The other 20, though not evenly; between analysts who think you should buy Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation versus those who think you should sell it. A 19 analysts rate it as either a buy or a strong buy, while1 believe that investors should either steer clear of COG or, if they already own its stock, sell it.

Is Crown Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CCK) Cheap From Peers?

Crown Holdings, Inc. (CCK) pulled off a 1.57 percent gain and now trades for $57.47. CCK comes in with a P/S ratio of 0.92 that’s below 1, potentially implying that it could be cheap relative to the overall sector (3.67) and its peers (1.2). Also, it has an estimated price-earnings (P/E) multiple of 12.98 and a trailing 12-month price-earnings (P/E) multiple of 16.43. During the last 52 weeks, the price has been as high as $62.27 and as low as $51.76. Crown Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CCK) earnings have declined with a quarterly rate of -0.8% over the last 5 years. Shares of CCK have sank -5.63% in the past three monthswhile the S&P 500 has dropped -13.62% in that time.

Crown Holdings, Inc. (Price Objective: $66.38)

Crown Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CCK) has a market cap of $7.75 billion and over the last 12 months, CCK has risen by 6.78%. The average 1-year price target for (CCK) reveals an average price target of $66.38 per share. That’s a potential 15.5 gain from where (NYSE:CCK) has been trading recently. There are brokerage firms with lower targets than the average, including one setting a price target of $59. And then on the other side of the spectrum one analyst entrenched in the bullish camp has a target as high as $75.

Analyst Thoughts About Crown Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CCK)

The consensus recommendation — averaging the work of 13 analysts — of 2.3 for Crown Holdings, Inc. (CCK) points to moderate case. Of the analysts surveyed by Reuters that track Crown Holdings, Inc. 5 of them rate its stock a hold. The other 8 are split, though not evenly, between analysts who think you should buy its stock versus those who think you should sell it. A 8 analysts rate it as either a buy or a strong buy, while 0 believe that investors should either steer clear of (NYSE:CCK) or, if they already own its stock, sell it.

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