Analyst Ratings for People's United Financial Inc. (PBCT)

Updated: 2017-07-28

An average rating of Hold has been given to People's United Financial Inc. (NASDAQ:PBCT) by analysts covering the stock. Last month, PBCT received an average rating of Hold.

Of the 12 analysts covering the stock, 0 gave it a buy rating, 0 gave an overweight rating, 10 gave a hold rating, 0 gave an underweight rating, and 2 issued a sell rating. Over the past 90 days, the number of analysts that are bullish on the stock has increased by 0. Over the same time period, there has been an decrease of 1 in the number of analysts with a negative outlook on the stock.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for PBCT. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 19, implying potential capital gains of 9.45 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 16, implying potential capital losses of -7.83 percent. Note that investment analysts can be biased in their reporting on companies's ratings and price targets.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 0 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is 0 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 0.52 percent, as compared to a month ago. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 0.52 percent.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 5 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 3 analysts revised their estimates downwards. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, compared to 6 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

PBCT has an estimated earnings growth rate of 2.41 percent as forecasted by analysts. 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. PBCT has a PEG ratio of 8.1.

In the last 52-weeks, PBCT has achieved a high of 20.13 and a low of 14.79. Currently the stock is 17.38 percent higher than its low, and 13.76 percent below the high. PBCT has a price/earnings ratio of 19.51. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The PBCT value stock report compares PBCT to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of PBCT is $6.09 billion. PBCT's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.