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 a possible profit of 7.32 percent. The minimum price target given was 38, which equates to a potential downside of 4.57 percent. Note that investment analysts can be biased in their reporting on companies's ratings and price targets.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates downwards by an average 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. 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.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the 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, while 2 analysts decreased their estimates.

SFBS has an estimated earnings growth rate of 1.77 percent as forecasted by analysts. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. The PEG ratio of SFBS is 12.37.

SFBS has traded between a high of 42.66 and a low of 24.51 over the past year. Today's price is 48.27 percent above the 52-week low, and 14.81 percent lower than its 52-week high. SFBS has a price/earnings 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.