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.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for UBSH. The highest price target was 42, implying a possible profit of 35.62 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 30, implying potential capital losses of -3.13 percent. Some investors take price targets and stock ratings with a grain of salt, knowing that some analysts can have indirect business with the stocks they cover.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates downwards for this quarter, by about -3.88 percent on average, compared to last month. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is -3.88 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised downwards by -1.81 percent, compared to last month. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -1.81 percent.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 0 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, which can be compared to the 3 analysts that decreased their estimates. 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. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. 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, 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.

In the trailing 52-weeks, UBSH hit 39.37 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 26.13. Today's price is 18.52 percent above the 52-week 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 stock has a market capitalization of $1.34 billion. UBSH will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.