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.

UBSH was given price targets by several analysts. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 42, implying potential capital gains of 35.62 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 30, which equates to a potential downside of -3.13 percent. It is crucial to not blindly accept any price targets or stock ratings, because many analysts have it in their best interest to give positive coverage of certain stocks.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates downwards by an average 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. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed downwards by -1.81 percent. 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. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 3 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 3 analysts decreased their estimates.

UBSH has an estimated earnings growth rate of 6.1 percent as forecasted by analysts. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. 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. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. UBSH has a PEG ratio of 2.82.

UBSH has traded between a high of 39.37 and a low of 26.13 over the past year. Currently the stock is 18.52 percent higher than its low, 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 market cap of UBSH is $1.34 billion. UBSH is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.