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.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for SIVB. The most optimistic 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. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some stocks.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates downwards by an average of -0.25 percent. 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. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 0.95 percent.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 3 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 3 analysts made negative revisions. Also over the last month, 2 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, compared to 3 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

The growth rate of SIVB's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 12.73 percent. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. 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. Currently the stock is 84.42 percent higher than its low, and 10.15 percent below the high. SIVB has a P/E 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 will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.