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, which equates to a potential upside of 21.79 percent. The minimum price target given was 38.5, which equates to a potential downside 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.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 0 percent on average, compared to last month. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is 1.02 percent. 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, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. 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.

Analysts estimate earnings of UBSI to grow at a rate of 2.23 percent. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, 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, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. UBSI has a PEG ratio of 8.41.

In the trailing 52-weeks, UBSI hit 49.35 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 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 will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.