Analyst Ratings for Northwest Bancshares Inc. (NWBI)

Updated: 2017-07-27

Analysts covering Northwest Bancshares Inc. (NASDAQ:NWBI) have given it a consensus rating of Hold. Last month, NWBI received an average rating of Hold.

Of the 4 analysts covering the stock, 0 gave it a buy rating, 0 gave an overweight rating, 3 issued a hold rating, 0 gave an underweight rating, and 1 gave a sell rating. Over the past 90 days, the number of analysts that are bullish on the stock has increased by 0. Meanwhile, the number of analysts pessimistic about the company has increased by 0.

A number of analysts gave price targets for NWBI. The most optimistic price target was 17, implying potential capital gains of 5.13 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 15.5, implying potential capital losses of -4.14 percent. Some investors take price targets and stock ratings with a grain of salt, knowing that some analysts can have indirect business with the stocks they cover.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates downwards by an average of -4.45 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is -4.35 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 0 percent, as compared to a month ago. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -4.53 percent in FY estimates.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. Over the past month, 2 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, which can be compared to the 2 analysts that decreased their estimates. Over the same time period, 2 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 2 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

The growth rate of NWBI's earnings is estimated by analysts to be -1.4 percent. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. The PEG ratio of NWBI is -13.62.

NWBI has a 52-week high of 19.10 and a 52-week low of 14.65. Currently the stock is 10.38 percent higher than its low, and below the high by 15.34 percent. NWBI has a P/E ratio of 19.07. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The NWBI value stock report compares NWBI to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of NWBI is $1.63 billion. NWBI will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.