Analyst Ratings for United Bankshares Inc. (UBSI)

Updated: 2017-07-26

United Bankshares Inc. (NASDAQ:UBSI) was awarded an average rating of Hold from investment analysts following the stock. UBSI had previously received a consensus rating of Hold a month ago.

6 analysts issued ratings on the stock, where 0 gave UBSI a buy rating, 0 issued an overweight rating, 6 gave a hold rating, 0 gave an underweight rating, and 0 issued a sell rating. Over the past 90 days, the number of analysts that are bullish on the stock has increased by 0. During this time, the number of analysts bearish on the stock has decreased by 1.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for UBSI. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 45, implying potential capital gains of 21.79 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 38.5, implying a possible loss of 4.19 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.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 0 percent. That number becomes 1.02 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 0 percent, as compared to a month ago. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 2.51 percent.

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, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, compared to 0 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

Analysts estimate earnings of UBSI to grow at a rate of 2.23 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. 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. The PEG ratio of UBSI is 8.41.

In the last 52-weeks, UBSI has achieved a high of 49.35 and a low of 36.53. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 1.15 percent, and below the high by 25.13 percent. UBSI has a P/E ratio of 18.76. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The UBSI value stock report compares UBSI to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $4.02 billion. UBSI will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.