Analyst Ratings for S&T Bancorp Inc. (STBA)

Updated: 2017-07-28

An average rating of Hold has been given to S&T Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:STBA) by analysts covering the stock. Last month, STBA received an average rating of Hold.

Of the 4 analysts covering the stock, 0 gave it a buy rating, 0 gave an overweight rating, 4 issued a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 0 issued a sell rating. Over the past 90 days, the number of analysts that are bullish on the stock has increased by 0. Over the same time period, there has been an increase of 0 in the number of analysts with a negative outlook on the stock.

Several price targets were given for STBA by the analysts covering the stock. The maximum price target given was 38.5, implying a possible profit of 2.75 percent. The lowest price target was 36.5, implying a possible loss of -2.59 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 upwards for this quarter, by about 3.45 percent on average, compared to last month. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is 3.45 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 3.3 percent. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 3.3 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, 4 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. Over the same time period, 4 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 0 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of STBA to grow at a rate of 1.41 percent. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. 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. STBA has a PEG ratio of 11.71.

STBA has a 52-week high of 39.84 and a 52-week low of 24.83. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 50.91 percent, and 5.95 percent below the high. STBA has a P/E ratio of 16.51. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The STBA value stock report compares STBA to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of STBA is $1.31 billion. STBA's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.