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.

STBZ was given price targets by several analysts. The highest price target was 30, which equates to a potential upside of 11.61 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 28, implying a possible loss of 4.17 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some stocks.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 0 percent on average, compared to last month. That number becomes 3.03 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. 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. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 0 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

The growth rate of STBZ's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 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, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. The PEG ratio of STBZ is 1.91.

In the trailing 52-weeks, STBZ hit 28.38 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 19.78. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 35.89 percent, and 5.29 percent lower than its 52-week high. STBZ has a price/earnings 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.