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.

A number of analysts gave price targets for WSBC. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 44, which equates to a potential upside of 16 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 40, implying a possible loss of 5.46 percent. Many analysts are not unbiased in their coverage of stocks, including price targets and stock ratings, so care must be taken in interpreting numbers released by them.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates downwards by an average of -1.56 percent. That number becomes -1.56 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised downwards by -2 percent, compared to last month. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -2 percent.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. Over the past month, 2 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 3 analysts made negative revisions. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 4 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of WSBC to grow at a rate of 12.48 percent. 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, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. The PEG ratio of WSBC is 1.39.

WSBC has a 52-week high of 44.19 and a 52-week low of 30.46. Today's price is 24.52 percent above the 52-week low, and below the high by 14.17 percent. WSBC has a price/earnings 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 stock has a market capitalization of $1.67 billion. WSBC will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.