Analyst Ratings for Union Bankshares Corp. (UBSH)

Updated: 2017-07-27

An average rating of Overweight has been given to Union Bankshares Corp. (NASDAQ:UBSH) by analysts covering the stock. About 30 days ago, UBSH was issued an average rating of Overweight.

7 analysts issued ratings on the stock, where 4 gave UBSH a buy rating, 0 gave an overweight rating, 3 gave a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 0 gave a sell rating. Compared to three months ago, there has been an increase of 1 in the number of analysts with a positive outlook on the stock. Meanwhile, the number of analysts pessimistic about the company has increased by 0.

Several price targets were given for UBSH by the analysts covering the stock. The most optimistic price target was 42, implying potential capital gains of 35.62 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 30, implying a possible loss of -3.13 percent. One must be careful with overanalyzing price targets and ratings due to possible conflicts of interest among the analysts releasing them.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of -3.88 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is -3.88 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised downwards by -1.81 percent, compared to last month. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -1.81 percent in FY estimates.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 0 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 3 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 3 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

UBSH has an estimated earnings growth rate of 6.1 percent as forecasted by analysts. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. The PEG ratio of UBSH is 2.82.

UBSH has a 52-week high of 39.37 and a 52-week low of 26.13. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 18.52 percent, and 21.34 percent lower than its 52-week high. UBSH has a P/E ratio of 17.21. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The UBSH value stock report compares UBSH to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $1.34 billion. UBSH is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.