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Cullen/Frost (CFR): Strong Industry, Solid Earnings Estimate Revisions

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One stock that might be an intriguing choice for investors right now is Cullen/Frost Bankers, Inc. CFR. This is because this security in the Banks – Southwest space is seeing solid earnings estimate revision activity, and is in great company from a Zacks Industry Rank perspective.

This is important because, often times, a rising tide will lift all boats in an industry, as there can be broad trends taking place in a segment that are boosting securities across the board. This is arguably taking place in the Banks – Southwest space as it currently has a Zacks Industry Rank of 15 out of more than 250 industries, suggesting it is well-positioned from this perspective, especially when compared to other segments out there.

Meanwhile, Cullen/Frost is actually looking pretty good on its own too. The firm has seen solid earnings estimate revision activity over the past month, suggesting analysts are becoming a bit more bullish on the firm’s prospects in both the short and long term.

Cullen/Frost Bankers, Inc. Price and Consensus

CullenFrost Bankers, Inc. Price and Consensus
CullenFrost Bankers, Inc. Price and Consensus

Cullen/Frost Bankers, Inc. price-consensus-chart | Cullen/Frost Bankers, Inc. Quote

In fact, over the past month, current quarter estimates have risen from $1.46 per share to $1.49 per share, while current year estimates have risen from $6.59 per share to $6.79 per share. This has helped CFR to earn a Zacks Rank #1 (Strong Buy), further underscoring the company’s solid position. You can see the complete list of today’s Zacks #1 Rank stocks here.

So, if you are looking for a decent pick in a strong industry, consider Cullen/Frost. Not only is its industry currently in the top third, but it is seeing solid estimate revisions as of late, suggesting it could be a very interesting choice for investors seeking a name in this great industry segment.


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