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.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for UBSH. The most optimistic price target was 42, implying a possible profit of 35.62 percent. The minimum price target given was 30, which equates to a potential downside 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.

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.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the 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. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, compared to 3 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

Analysts estimate earnings of UBSH to grow at a rate of 6.1 percent. People on Wall Street often look at a company's 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. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. The PEG ratio of UBSH is 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 market cap of UBSH is $1.34 billion. UBSH will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.