Analyst Ratings for Pacific Premier Bancorp Inc. (PPBI)

Updated: 2017-07-28

Analysts covering Pacific Premier Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:PPBI) have given it a consensus rating of Buy. Last month, PPBI received an average rating of Buy.

Of the 7 analysts covering the stock, 6 gave it a buy rating, 1 issued an overweight rating, 0 gave a hold rating, 0 gave an underweight rating, and 0 issued a sell rating. Compared to three months ago, there has been an increase of 0 in the number of analysts with a positive outlook on the stock. Over the same time period, there has been an increase of 0 in the number of analysts with a negative outlook on the stock.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for PPBI. The maximum price target given was 44, implying a possible profit of 24.65 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 42, implying a possible loss of 18.98 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 -1 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is -1 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 0.05 percent. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -1.16 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 3 analysts made negative revisions. 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.

Analysts estimate earnings of PPBI to grow at a rate of 34.1 percent. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. The PEG ratio of PPBI is 0.71.

PPBI has traded between a high of 41.90 and a low of 24.00 over the past year. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 47.08 percent, and 15.75 percent below the high. PPBI has a P/E ratio of 24.34. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The PPBI value stock report compares PPBI to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of PPBI is $1.41 billion. PPBI's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.