Commercial Metals Company (CMC) Given Consensus Rating of “Hold” by Brokerages

Shares of Commercial Metals Company (NYSE:CMC) have been given an average recommendation of “Hold” by the eleven ratings firms that are presently covering the company, Marketbeat reports. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average 1 year price target among brokers that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $20.63.

Several analysts have issued reports on the stock. Citigroup Inc. lowered their price objective on shares of Commercial Metals from $22.00 to $21.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research report on Friday, September 15th. Macquarie assumed coverage on shares of Commercial Metals in a research report on Wednesday, September 6th. They issued an “underperform” rating and a $16.00 price objective for the company. Bank of America Corporation reaffirmed a “neutral” rating and issued a $21.00 price objective (up previously from $20.00) on shares of Commercial Metals in a research report on Tuesday, September 5th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Commercial Metals from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Monday, September 4th. Finally, Clarkson Capital reaffirmed a “sell” rating and issued a $16.00 price objective on shares of Commercial Metals in a research report on Tuesday, August 15th.

Commercial Metals (NYSE:CMC) opened at 18.07 on Wednesday. The company has a 50-day moving average of $18.26 and a 200-day moving average of $18.68. The stock has a market cap of $2.09 billion, a P/E ratio of 27.93 and a beta of 1.22. Commercial Metals has a 52 week low of $15.08 and a 52 week high of $24.64.

Commercial Metals (NYSE:CMC) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, June 22nd. The basic materials company reported $0.34 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.23 by $0.11. Commercial Metals had a net margin of 1.57% and a return on equity of 7.84%. The company had revenue of $1.38 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.34 billion. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $0.31 earnings per share. Commercial Metals’s revenue for the quarter was up 12.6% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts predict that Commercial Metals will post $0.89 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Several hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Koch Industries Inc. acquired a new stake in shares of Commercial Metals during the second quarter worth approximately $270,000. BW Gestao de Investimentos Ltda. acquired a new stake in shares of Commercial Metals during the second quarter worth approximately $2,463,000. Sterling Capital Management LLC grew its position in shares of Commercial Metals by 107.3% during the second quarter. Sterling Capital Management LLC now owns 64,763 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $1,258,000 after buying an additional 33,524 shares in the last quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company grew its position in shares of Commercial Metals by 1.3% during the second quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company now owns 255,343 shares of the basic materials company’s stock worth $4,962,000 after buying an additional 3,394 shares in the last quarter. Finally, JHL Capital Group LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Commercial Metals during the second quarter worth approximately $6,023,000. 90.64% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

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Commercial Metals Company Profile

Commercial Metals Company, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures, recycles and markets steel and metal products, related materials and services through a network. The Company’s Americas Recycling segment processes scrap metals for use as a raw material by manufacturers of new metal products. The Americas Mills segment consists of steel mills, commonly referred to as minimills that produce reinforcing bar (rebar), angles, flats and rounds.

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