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.

A number of analysts gave price targets for SIVB. The highest price target was 229, implying a possible profit of 28.18 percent. The minimum price target given was 68, which equates to a potential downside of -61.94 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.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates downwards for this quarter, by about -0.25 percent on average, compared to last month. That number becomes -0.73 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 0 percent, compared to last month. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 0.95 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, 3 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 3 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Also over the last month, 2 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, compared to 3 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

Analysts estimate earnings of SIVB to grow at a rate of 12.73 percent. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. The PEG ratio of SIVB is 1.82.

SIVB has traded between a high of 198.83 and a low of 96.87 over the past year. Today's price is 84.42 percent above the 52-week low, and 10.15 percent below the high. 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 stock has a market capitalization of $9.38 billion. SIVB's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.