Analyst Ratings for MB Financial Inc. (MBFI)

Updated: 2017-07-27

An average rating of Hold has been given to MB Financial Inc. (NASDAQ:MBFI) by analysts covering the stock. Last month, MBFI received an average rating of Overweight.

Of the 12 analysts covering the stock, 2 gave it a buy rating, 0 issued an overweight rating, 10 issued a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 0 gave a sell rating. Today, there are 1 more analysts optimistic about the company future as compared with 90 days ago. Meanwhile, the number of analysts pessimistic about the company has increased by 0.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for MBFI. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 49, implying a possible profit of 18.82 percent. The minimum price target given was 43, which equates to a potential downside of 4.27 percent. It is crucial to not blindly accept any price targets or stock ratings, because many analysts have it in their best interest to give positive coverage of certain stocks.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates downwards by an average of -3.62 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is -5.66 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed downwards by -6.23 percent. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -4.98 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, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, which can be compared to the 6 analysts that decreased their estimates. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 7 analysts decreased their estimates.

The growth rate of MBFI's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 12.69 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. 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. MBFI has a PEG ratio of 1.48.

MBFI has a 52-week high of 48.47 and a 52-week low of 35.00. Currently the stock is 17.83 percent higher than its low, and 14.92 percent below the high. MBFI has a price/earnings ratio of 18.83. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The MBFI value stock report compares MBFI to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $3.46 billion. MBFI will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.