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.

A number of analysts gave price targets for EFSC. The maximum price target given was 50, implying a possible profit of 26.58 percent. The minimum price target given was 45, which equates to a potential downside of 13.92 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some stocks.

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. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised downwards by -1.34 percent, as compared to a month ago. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -0.95 percent.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 2 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 0 analysts revised their estimates downwards. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, compared to 3 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

EFSC has an estimated earnings growth rate of 9.1 percent as forecasted by analysts. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, 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.

In the last 52-weeks, EFSC has achieved a high of 46.25 and a low of 28.07. Currently the stock is 40.72 percent higher than its low, and 14.59 percent lower than its 52-week high. EFSC has a P/E 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 market cap of EFSC is $0.9347 billion. EFSC's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.