Analysts rate Canfor Corporation (CFP:TSX) with a Strong Buy, $41 Target

STA Research
by: STA Research

Analysts rate Canfor Corporation stock with a consensus Strong Buy rating and a 12-month average target price of $41.82 per share.

Raymond James maintained Canfor Corporation with a Strong Buy rating and keeps the target price at $55 on the company’s stock.

Based on the Canfor Corporation stock forecasts from 6 analysts, the average analyst target price for Canfor Corporation is CAD 41.82 over the next 12 months. Canfor Corporation’s average analyst rating is Strong Buy. Stock Target Advisor’s own stock analysis of Canfor Corporation is Very Bullish, which is based on 13 positive signals and 1 negative signals. At the last closing, Canfor Corporation’s stock price was CAD 25.98Canfor Corporation’s stock price has changed by +10.41% over the past week, +6.17% over the past month and -18.17% over the last year.

What we like:

High market capitalization

This is one of the largest entities in its sector and is among the top quartile. Such companies tend to be more stable.

Underpriced compared to earnings

The stock is trading low compared to its peers on a price to earning basis and is in the top quartile. It may be underpriced but do check its financial performance to make sure there is no specific reason.

Underpriced compared to book value

The stock is trading low compared to its peers on a price to book value basis and is in the top quartile. It may be underpriced but do check its financial performance to make sure there is no specific reason.

Underpriced on cashflow basis

The stock is trading low compared to its peers on a price to cash flow basis and is in the top quartile. It may be underpriced but do check its financial performance to make sure there is no specific reason.

Superior return on equity

The company management has delivered better return on equity in the most recent 4 quarters than its peers, placing it in the top quartile.

Superior capital utilization

The company management has delivered better return on invested capital in the most recent 4 quarters than its peers, placing it in the top quartile.

Superior return on assets

The company management has delivered better return on assets in the most recent 4 quarters than its peers, placing it in the top quartile.

Low debt

The company is less leveraged than its peers ,, and is among the top quartile, which makes it more flexible. However, do check the news and look at its sector. Sometimes this is low because the company is not growing and has no growth potential.

Positive cash flow

The company had positive total cash flow in the most recent four quarters.

Positive free cash flow

The company had positive total free cash flow in the most recent four quarters.

Underpriced on free cash flow basis

The stock is trading low compared to its peers on a price to free cash flow basis and is in the top quartile. It may be underpriced but do check its financial performance to make sure there is no specific reason.

Superior Revenue Growth

This stock has shown top quartile revenue growth in the previous 5 years compared to its sector.

High Gross Profit to Asset Ratio

This stock is in the top quartile compared to its peers on Gross Profit to Asset Ratio. This is a popular measure among value investors for showing superior returns in the long run.

What we don’t like:

High volatility

The total returns for this company are volatile and above median for its sector over the past 5 years. Make sure you have the risk tolerance for investing in such stock.

 

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