Analyst Ratings for Eagle Bancorp Inc. (EGBN)

Updated: 2017-07-29

An average rating of Overweight has been given to Eagle Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:EGBN) by analysts covering the stock. A consensus rating of Overweight was previously issued for EGBN last month.

A buy rating was issued by 3 analysts, 1 gave an overweight rating, 2 gave a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 0 gave a sell rating. Over the past 90 days, the number of analysts that are bullish on the stock has increased by 1. During this time, the number of analysts bearish on the stock has increased by 0.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for EGBN. The most optimistic price target was 72, which equates to a potential upside of 16.6 percent. The lowest price target was 64, which equates to a potential downside of 3.64 percent. One must be careful with overanalyzing price targets and ratings due to possible conflicts of interest among the analysts releasing them.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 2.49 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is 3.12 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 2.68 percent, compared to last month. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 3.01 percent.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 3 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. During this time, 3 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 0 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

The growth rate of EGBN's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 6.35 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. EGBN has a PEG ratio of 3.17.

In the trailing 52-weeks, EGBN hit 65.00 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 47.20. Currently the stock is 30.83 percent higher than its low, and 5 percent below the high. EGBN has a P/E ratio of 20.11. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The EGBN value stock report compares EGBN to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $2.11 billion. EGBN's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.