Analyst Ratings for ServisFirst Bancshares Inc. (SFBS)

Updated: 2017-07-27

An average rating of Hold has been given to ServisFirst Bancshares Inc. (NASDAQ:SFBS) by analysts covering the stock. Last month, SFBS received an average rating of Hold.

A buy rating was issued by 0 analysts, 0 issued an overweight rating, 4 gave a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 0 gave 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. Meanwhile, the number of analysts pessimistic about the company has increased by 0.

A number of analysts gave price targets for SFBS. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 39, implying potential capital gains of 7.32 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 38, implying a possible loss of 4.57 percent. It is crucial to not blindly accept any price targets or stock ratings, because many analysts have it in their best interest to give positive coverage of certain stocks.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates downwards for this quarter, by about -4.17 percent on average, compared to last month. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is -2.06 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed downwards by -2.2 percent. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -0.48 percent in FY estimates.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 0 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, which can be compared to the 2 analysts that decreased their estimates. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, compared to 2 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

SFBS has an estimated earnings growth rate of 1.77 percent as forecasted by analysts. 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. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. SFBS has a PEG ratio of 12.37.

SFBS has a 52-week high of 42.66 and a 52-week low of 24.51. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 48.27 percent, and 14.81 percent below the high. SFBS has a P/E ratio of 21.89. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The SFBS value stock report compares SFBS to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of SFBS is $1.93 billion. SFBS will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.