Analyst Ratings for Great Western Bancorp Inc. (GWB)

Updated: 2017-07-27

Shares of Great Western Bancorp Inc. (NYSE:GWB) have received a consensus rating of Buy from Wall Street analysts. About 30 days ago, GWB was issued an average rating of Buy.

Of the 10 analysts covering the stock, 8 gave it a buy rating, 0 issued an overweight rating, 2 issued a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 0 gave a sell rating. Compared to three months ago, there has been an decrease 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.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for GWB. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 50, implying potential capital gains of 27.62 percent. The minimum price target given was 42, which equates to a potential downside of 7.2 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. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is -1.57 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised downwards by -0.6 percent, compared to last month. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -2.17 percent.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 3 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 2 analysts made negative revisions. Over the same time period, 2 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 2 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

The growth rate of GWB's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 7.55 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 that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. The PEG ratio of GWB is 2.3.

GWB has a 52-week high of 45.62 and a 52-week low of 31.51. Today's price is 24.34 percent above the 52-week low, and below the high by 14.12 percent. GWB has a P/E ratio of 17.37. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The GWB value stock report compares GWB to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $2.35 billion. GWB is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.