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 highest price target was 17, implying potential capital gains of 5.13 percent. The lowest price target was 15.5, which equates to a potential downside of -4.14 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some stocks.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates downwards by an average of -4.45 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is -4.35 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 0 percent. 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. 2 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 2 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Also over the last month, 2 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 2 analysts decreased their estimates.

The growth rate of NWBI's earnings is estimated by analysts to be -1.4 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, 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, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. NWBI has a PEG ratio of -13.62.

In the trailing 52-weeks, NWBI hit 19.10 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 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 stock has a market capitalization of $1.63 billion. NWBI is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.