Analyst Ratings for WesBanco Inc. (WSBC)

Updated: 2017-07-27

An average rating of Overweight has been given to WesBanco Inc. (NASDAQ:WSBC) by analysts covering the stock. About 30 days ago, WSBC was issued an average rating of Overweight.

A buy rating was issued by 3 analysts, 0 issued an overweight rating, 4 issued a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 0 gave a sell rating. Compared to three months ago, there has been an increase of 1 in the number of analysts with a positive outlook on the stock. Meanwhile, the number of analysts pessimistic about the company has increased by 0.

WSBC was given price targets by several analysts. The highest price target was 44, which equates to a potential upside of 16 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 40, which equates to a potential downside of 5.46 percent. One must be careful with overanalyzing price targets and ratings due to possible conflicts of interest among the analysts releasing them.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates downwards for this quarter, by about -1.56 percent on average, compared to last month. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is -1.56 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed downwards by -2 percent. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -2 percent in FY estimates.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 2 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, which can be compared to the 3 analysts that decreased their estimates. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 4 analysts decreased their estimates.

WSBC has an estimated earnings growth rate of 12.48 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, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. The PEG ratio of WSBC is 1.39.

WSBC has traded between a high of 44.19 and a low of 30.46 over the past year. Currently the stock is 24.52 percent higher than its low, and below the high by 14.17 percent. WSBC has a P/E ratio of 17.4. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The WSBC value stock report compares WSBC to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of WSBC is $1.67 billion. WSBC will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.