Analyst Ratings for PrivateBancorp Inc. (PVTB)

Updated: 2017-06-22

PrivateBancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:PVTB) was awarded an average rating of Hold from investment analysts following the stock. Last month, PVTB received an average rating of Hold.

Of the 10 analysts covering the stock, 0 gave it a buy rating, 0 issued an overweight rating, 10 issued a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 0 gave a sell rating. Today, there are 0 more analysts optimistic about the company future as compared with 90 days ago. During this time, the number of analysts bearish on the stock has increased by 0.

PVTB was given price targets by several analysts. The most optimistic price target was 63, implying a possible profit of 3.33 percent. The lowest price target was 56, implying potential capital losses of -8.15 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.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 0 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is 4.11 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised downwards by -0 percent, as compared to a month ago. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 3.56 percent in FY estimates.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 0 analysts revised their estimates downwards. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of PVTB to grow at a rate of 15.34 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 people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. The PEG ratio of PVTB is 1.5.

In the trailing 52-weeks, PVTB hit 61.12 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 34.00. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 79.32 percent, and 0.25 percent lower than its 52-week high. PVTB has a P/E ratio of 23.01. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The PVTB value stock report compares PVTB to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $4.83 billion. PVTB will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.