Analyst Ratings for Enterprise Financial Services Corp. (EFSC)

Updated: 2017-07-28

Shares of Enterprise Financial Services Corp. (NASDAQ:EFSC) have received a consensus rating of Overweight from Wall Street analysts. Last month, EFSC received an average rating of Overweight.

A buy rating was issued by 2 analysts, 0 gave an overweight rating, 2 gave a hold rating, 0 gave an underweight rating, and 0 issued a sell rating. Compared to three months ago, there has been an increase of 0 in the number of analysts with a positive outlook on the stock. During this time, the number of analysts bearish on the stock has increased by 0.

Several price targets were given for EFSC by the analysts covering the stock. The maximum price target given was 50, which equates to a potential upside of 26.58 percent. The lowest price target was 45, implying potential capital losses of 13.92 percent. Many analysts are not unbiased in their coverage of stocks, including price targets and stock ratings, so care must be taken in interpreting numbers released by them.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 0 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is 0.75 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed downwards by -1.34 percent. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -0.95 percent in FY estimates.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. Over the past month, 2 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 0 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 3 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of EFSC to grow at a rate of 9.1 percent. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. The PEG ratio of EFSC is 1.87.

EFSC has traded between a high of 46.25 and a low of 28.07 over the past year. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 40.72 percent, and 14.59 percent lower than its 52-week high. EFSC has a price/earnings ratio of 17.03. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The EFSC value stock report compares EFSC to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $0.9347 billion. EFSC's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.