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 most optimistic price target was 42, implying a possible profit of 35.62 percent. The lowest price target was 30, which equates to a potential downside of -3.13 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some stocks.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates downwards by an average of -3.88 percent. That number becomes -3.88 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. 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.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, 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. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, 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. 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 below the high by 21.34 percent. 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.