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.

A number of analysts gave price targets for PVTB. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 63, implying potential capital gains of 3.33 percent. The lowest price target was 56, which equates to a potential downside of -8.15 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some stocks.

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. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 3.56 percent.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 0 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 0 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's 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 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, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. PVTB has a PEG ratio of 1.5.

In the last 52-weeks, PVTB has achieved a high of 61.12 and a low of 34.00. Currently the stock is 79.32 percent higher than its low, and 0.25 percent lower than its 52-week high. PVTB has a price/earnings 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's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.