Analyst Ratings for NBT Bancorp Inc. (NBTB)

Updated: 2017-07-27

Shares of NBT Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:NBTB) have received a consensus rating of Hold from Wall Street analysts. About 30 days ago, NBTB was issued an average rating of Hold.

1 analysts declared NBTB a buy, 0 gave an overweight rating, 3 issued a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 1 gave 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 decreased by 1.

Several price targets were given for NBTB by the analysts covering the stock. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 44, implying potential capital gains of 22.32 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 35, implying a possible loss of -2.7 percent. One must be careful with overanalyzing price targets and ratings due to possible conflicts of interest among the analysts releasing them.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 0 percent. That number becomes 1 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 0.51 percent, compared to last month. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 2.07 percent.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 0 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Also over the last month, 2 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.

The growth rate of NBTB's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 6.44 percent. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. The PEG ratio of NBTB is 3.

NBTB has traded between a high of 42.56 and a low of 29.54 over the past year. Currently the stock is 21.77 percent higher than its low, and 15.48 percent lower than its 52-week high. NBTB has a price/earnings ratio of 19.34. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The NBTB value stock report compares NBTB to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $1.57 billion. NBTB will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.