Cadence Bancorp (:CADE) Analysts Digging into the Details of the 161 ABR

Cadence Bancorp (:CADE) currently has an A verage Broker Rating of 1.63. This number is based on the 8 sell-side firms polled by Zacks. The ABR rank within the industry stands at 161. Analysts on a consensus basis are expecting that the stock will reach $24.14 within the year.  The ABR is provided by Zacks which simplfies analyst ratings into an integer based number. They use a one to five scale where they translate brokerage firm Buy/Sell/Hold recommendations into an average broker rating. A low number in the 1-2 range typically indicates a Buy, 3 represents a Hold and 4-5 represents a consensus Sell rating. 

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Research analysts are predicting that Cadence Bancorp (:CADE) will report earnings of $0.48 per share when the firm issues their next quarterly report. This is the consensus earnings per share number according to data from Zack’s Research.

Cadence Bancorp (:CADE) closed the last session at $19.73 and sees an average of 1239707 shares trade hands in each session. The 52-week low of the stock stands at $16.29 while the current level stands at 23.01% of the 52-week High-Low range. Looking further out we can see that the stock has moved 10.84% over the past 12 weeks and 17.58% year to date.

Most recently Cadence Bancorp (:CADE) posted quarterly earnings of $0.5 which compared to the sell-side estimates of 0.54. The stock’s 12-month trailing earnings per share stands at $2.11. Shares have moved $-0.1 over the past month and more recently, $2.49 over the past week heading into the earnings announcement. There are 5 analyst projections that were taken into consideration from respected brokerage firms.

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6 analysts rate Cadence Bancorp a Buy or Strong Buy, which is 75% of all the analyst ratings.