Analyst Ratings for SVB Financial Group (SIVB)

Updated: 2017-07-27

Shares of SVB Financial Group (NASDAQ:SIVB) have received a consensus rating of Overweight from Wall Street analysts. SIVB had previously received a consensus rating of Overweight a month ago.

21 analysts issued ratings on the stock, where 15 gave SIVB a buy rating, 0 gave an overweight rating, 5 issued a hold rating, 0 gave an underweight rating, and 1 issued 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. During this time, the number of analysts bearish on the stock has increased by 0.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for SIVB. The highest price target was 229, implying potential capital gains of 28.18 percent. The minimum price target given was 68, implying potential capital losses of -61.94 percent. Some investors take price targets and stock ratings with a grain of salt, knowing that some analysts can have indirect business with the stocks they cover.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates downwards for this quarter, by about -0.25 percent on average, compared to last month. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is -0.73 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 0 percent. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 0.95 percent.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 3 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, which can be compared to the 3 analysts that decreased their estimates. Over the same time period, 2 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 3 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

SIVB has an estimated earnings growth rate of 12.73 percent as forecasted by analysts. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. The PEG ratio of SIVB is 1.82.

In the last 52-weeks, SIVB has achieved a high of 198.83 and a low of 96.87. Currently the stock is 84.42 percent higher than its low, and below the high by 10.15 percent. SIVB has a price/earnings ratio of 23.2. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The SIVB value stock report compares SIVB to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of SIVB is $9.38 billion. SIVB's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.