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 highest price target was 45, implying potential capital gains of 21.79 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 38.5, implying a possible loss of 4.19 percent. Note that investment analysts can be biased in their reporting on companies's ratings and price targets.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 0 percent on average, compared to last month. That number becomes 1.02 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 0 percent, compared to last month. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 2.51 percent.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 0 analysts revised their estimates downwards. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of UBSI to grow at a rate of 2.23 percent. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. UBSI has a PEG ratio of 8.41.

In the last 52-weeks, UBSI has achieved a high of 49.35 and a low of 36.53. Currently the stock is 1.15 percent higher than its low, and 25.13 percent lower than its 52-week high. 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 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.