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 highest price target was 44, implying a possible profit of 16 percent. The lowest price target was 40, implying a possible loss of 5.46 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some stocks.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates downwards by an average of -1.56 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is -1.56 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised downwards by -2 percent, compared to last month. 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. Over the past month, 2 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, 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 made negative revisions to their fiscal year's 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. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. WSBC has a PEG ratio of 1.39.

WSBC has a 52-week high of 44.19 and a 52-week low of 30.46. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 24.52 percent, and 14.17 percent lower than its 52-week high. 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.