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.

UBSI was given price targets by several analysts. The highest price target was 45, implying a possible profit 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. 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.

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. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 0 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

UBSI has an estimated earnings growth rate of 2.23 percent as forecasted by analysts. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. UBSI has a PEG ratio of 8.41.

UBSI has traded between a high of 49.35 and a low of 36.53 over the past year. Currently the stock is 1.15 percent higher than its low, and 25.13 percent lower than its 52-week high. 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 will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.