Analyst Ratings for State Bank Financial Corp. (STBZ)

Updated: 2017-07-28

Shares of State Bank Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:STBZ) have received a consensus rating of Overweight from Wall Street analysts. About 30 days ago, STBZ was issued an average rating of Overweight.

2 analysts declared STBZ a buy, 0 gave an overweight rating, 4 gave a hold rating, 0 gave an underweight rating, and 0 gave a sell rating. Today, there are 2 more analysts optimistic about the company future as compared with 90 days ago. 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 STBZ by the analysts covering the stock. The highest price target was 30, implying potential capital gains of 11.61 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 28, which equates to a potential downside of 4.17 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.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 0 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is 3.03 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised downwards by -0.36 percent, as compared to a month ago. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 3.36 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 0 analysts made negative revisions. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 0 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of STBZ to grow at a rate of 10.74 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. STBZ has a PEG ratio of 1.91.

In the last 52-weeks, STBZ has achieved a high of 28.38 and a low of 19.78. Currently the stock is 35.89 percent higher than its low, and 5.29 percent below the high. STBZ has a P/E ratio of 20.52. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The STBZ value stock report compares STBZ to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of STBZ is $1.05 billion. STBZ is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.