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.

Several price targets were given for SFBS by the analysts covering the stock. The maximum price target given was 39, which equates to a potential upside of 7.32 percent. The lowest price target was 38, implying potential capital losses of 4.57 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 -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.

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. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 2 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

SFBS has an estimated earnings growth rate of 1.77 percent as forecasted by analysts. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. 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. SFBS has a PEG ratio of 12.37.

SFBS has traded between a high of 42.66 and a low of 24.51 over the past year. 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 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's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.