CBL & Associates Properties, Inc. (NYSE:CBL) stock is currently pricing at roughly $9.25. Our analysis shows that the stock is widely covered by equity research firms, and target prices are revealing. From a summary standpoint, we track the median one-year price target among 12 analysts covering the company at $10.50. That suggests shares of the stock may have another 12 percent to the upside left to run. Of those analysts we surveyed, the highest price target on recordsits at $19.00, which would imply another -5 percent in upside potential. If we look for a little more qualitative data on the range of expectations, we find in analyst notes that the stock has 0 “Buy” ratings in place. At the same time, 2 rate the stock a “strong buy”, suggesting more conviction in the story. As for the doubters, 11 equity research analyst firms call this stock a “Hold” and 0 consider it bad enough to warrant a “Sell” rating.

Analysts at KeyBanc Capital Mkts took a look at CBL shares in a research note released on Mar 22, 2017, and issued a Sector Weight rating to this company. Citigroup analysts provided their own take on company recently as well. In a research note published on Jan 30, 2017, the house assigned a Neutral rating to this stock. According to a piece that hit the wires on Dec 13, 2016, researchers at Citigroup reconsidered their prior rating on the stock, and lowered it from Neutral Perform to Sell.

CBL & Associates Properties, Inc. (CBL) Cap Table Analysis

Breaking down the capitalization table is our next goal. From a bird’s eye view, Executives hold 2.87 percent of the stock.

If we take a more granular look, Mr. John N. Foy is one of the largest owners in company capital stock among insiders. According to U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) filings, this investor owns 964,650 shares, representing a total current market value of roughly $8923012.5. Stephen D. Lebovitz is another major player among company insiders, currently holding 933,087 shares as of 0.55%, carrying a current market value of $8631054.75. Charles B. Lebovitz is currently ranked as the number three insider in terms of representation on the cap table for the stock, holding 816,919 shares, valued at around $7556500.75 as of recent close.

We noted a few insider transactions for the stock recently as well.

In a transaction on 2015-11-10, the company’s Exec VP – CFO MITCHELL FARZANA K Purchased 825 company shares for 10970. That means, once accounting for this transaction, the Exec VP – CFO is left with a stake of 183,249 shares, carrying a current total market value of $1695053. In addition, by means of a transaction dated 2015-09-22, Director DOMINSKI MATTHEW purchased 5,000 shares worth $126100. After that transaction, this investor is left with a total holding of 40,203 shares, representing a total investment value of $371877.75. We also noted a 2015-06-12 transaction in which CBL Exec VP – CFO MITCHELL FARZANA K purchased 585 shares at a stock price of $17.09, carrying a total value of $10000, after which, this insider’s investment stands at 182,424 shares, with an overall financial value of $1687422.

CBL & Associates Properties, Inc. (NYSE:CBL) Earnings View 

In the company’s last quarter, CBL EPS moved to $ from $ compared sequentially with the prior quarter. Revenues for the company came in at $M. This stacks up against $M, on a sequential basis.

How does this compare with bottom and top-line expectations? Well, according to what we could find, analysts had been looking for the company to post net income of about $ per share on $M in revenue. That sets up an interesting next quarter report card. We would note that analysts seem to be projecting earnings, on average, for this quarter in the range of $0.53 to $0.59. On a year-over-year basis, that compares with an EPS comp of $.

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