Canaccord Capital raises the target price on Cineplex Inc. (CGX:TSX) to $18

STA Research
by: STA Research

Canaccord Capital maintains Cineplex Inc. with a Speculative Buy and raises the target price to $18 from $17 on the company’s stock.

STA Research initiates a Hold rating on Cineplex Inc. and sets the target price at $20.

Based on the Cineplex Inc stock forecasts from 6 analysts, the average analyst target price for Cineplex Inc is CAD 18.13 over the next 12 months. Cineplex Inc’s average analyst rating is Strong Buy. Stock Target Advisor’s own stock analysis of Cineplex Inc is Slightly Bearish, which is based on 4 positive signals and 9 negative signals. At the last closing, Cineplex Inc’s stock price was CAD 12.44Cineplex Inc’s stock price has changed by +2.22% over the past week, -3.42% over the past month and -4.60% 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.

Low volatility

The stock’s annual returns have been stable and consistent compared to its sector peers(for a hold period of at least 12 months) and is in the top quartile. Although stability is good, also keep in mind it can limit returns.

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.

What we don’t like:

Poor risk adjusted returns

This company is delivering below median risk adjusted returns in its peers. Even if it is outperforming on returns , the returns are unpredictable. Proceed with caution.

Below median total returns

The company has under performed its peers on annual average total returns in the past 5 years.

Below median dividend returns

The company’s average income yield over the past 5 years has been low compared to its peers. However, it is not a problem if you are not looking for income.

Overpriced compared to earnings

The stock is trading high compared to its peers on a price to earning basis and is above the sector median.

Overpriced compared to book value

The stock is trading high compared to its peers median on a price to book value basis.

Overpriced on cashflow basis

The stock is trading high compared to its peers on a price to cash flow basis. It is priced above the median for its sectors. Proceed with caution if you are considering to buy.

Overpriced on free cash flow basis

The stock is trading high compared to its peers on a price to free cash flow basis. It is priced above the median for its sectors. Proceed with caution if you are considering to buy.

Low Earnings Growth

This stock has shown below median earnings growth in the previous 5 years compared to its sector

Low Revenue Growth

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

 

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