The commercial real estate company reported Tuesday fourth-quarter earnings of $79.8 million, or 25 cents a share, down from year-earlier earnings of $95.1 million, or 30 cents."We would be buyers on a significant pullback in the stock following a quarter we believe most investors will view as underwhelming," William Blair analysts wrote in a report Feb. 8. "We continue to like CBRE's market positions and the potential for solid margin expansion as the commercial real estate cycle continues." CBRE Group was upgraded to a buy from a hold by TheStreet Ratings. The company has a forward P/E of 12; the average for real estate services companies is 54.6. For comparison, Jones Lang Lasalle (JLL) and Move (MOVE) both have higher forward P/Es of 13.34 and 16.13, respectively. Six of the seven analysts who cover CBRE Group rated it a buy. One analyst gave the stock a sell rating. CBRE Group gets a B- grade from TheStreet Ratings and a $20.91 price target. The stock closed Thursday at $18.33 and has increased 20.43% year to date. -- Written by Alexandra Zendrian
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