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 maximum price target given was 17, implying a possible profit of 5.13 percent. The minimum price target given was 15.5, which equates to a potential downside of -4.14 percent. Many analysts are not unbiased in their coverage of stocks, including price targets and stock ratings, so care must be taken in interpreting numbers released by them.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates downwards by an average 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. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 0 percent. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -4.53 percent.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 2 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 2 analysts made negative revisions. Also over the last month, 2 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, 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. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. NWBI has a PEG ratio of -13.62.

NWBI has a 52-week high of 19.10 and a 52-week low of 14.65. Today's price is 10.38 percent above the 52-week low, and 15.34 percent lower than its 52-week 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.