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.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for SFBS. The highest price target was 39, implying potential capital gains of 7.32 percent. The lowest price target was 38, implying a possible loss of 4.57 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 -4.17 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is -2.06 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised downwards by -2.2 percent, as compared to a month ago. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -0.48 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 2 analysts made negative revisions. 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.

The growth rate of SFBS's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 1.77 percent. Another measure frequently examined by investors is 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. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. SFBS has a PEG ratio of 12.37.

In the last 52-weeks, SFBS has achieved a high of 42.66 and a low of 24.51. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 48.27 percent, and 14.81 percent lower than its 52-week 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's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.