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.

NWBI was given price targets by several analysts. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 17, which equates to a potential upside of 5.13 percent. The minimum price target given was 15.5, implying potential capital losses of -4.14 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 -4.45 percent. That number becomes -4.35 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 0 percent, as compared to a month ago. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -4.53 percent.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 2 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, which can be compared to the 2 analysts that decreased their estimates. During this time, 2 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, compared to 2 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

The growth rate of NWBI's earnings is estimated by analysts to be -1.4 percent. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, 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. The PEG ratio of NWBI is -13.62.

NWBI has traded between a high of 19.10 and a low of 14.65 over the past year. Currently the stock is 10.38 percent higher than its low, and 15.34 percent below the high. NWBI has a price/earnings 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.