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 most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 39, implying a possible profit of 7.32 percent. The minimum price target given was 38, implying potential capital losses 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.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of -4.17 percent. That number becomes -2.06 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. 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.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their 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.

Analysts estimate earnings of SFBS to grow at a rate of 1.77 percent. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, 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, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers 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 below the 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 is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.