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.

A number of analysts gave price targets for UBSI. The maximum price target given was 45, which equates to a potential upside of 21.79 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 38.5, which equates to a potential downside of 4.19 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 upwards by an average of 0 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is 1.02 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 0 percent. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 2.51 percent.

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, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. 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. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, 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, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. The PEG ratio of UBSI is 8.41.

UBSI has a 52-week high of 49.35 and a 52-week low of 36.53. Today's price is 1.15 percent above the 52-week low, and below the high by 25.13 percent. UBSI has a price/earnings 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 market cap of UBSI is $4.02 billion. UBSI is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.