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.

GWB was given price targets by several analysts. The most optimistic price target was 50, implying a possible profit of 27.62 percent. The minimum price target given was 42, implying potential capital losses of 7.2 percent. Note that investment analysts can be biased in their reporting on companies's ratings and price targets.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 0 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is -1.57 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised downwards by -0.6 percent, as compared to a month ago. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -2.17 percent in FY estimates.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. Over the past month, 3 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 2 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Also over the last month, 2 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 2 analysts decreased their estimates.

The growth rate of GWB's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 7.55 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. 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 GWB is 2.3.

GWB has a 52-week high of 45.62 and a 52-week low of 31.51. Currently the stock is 24.34 percent higher than its low, and 14.12 percent lower than its 52-week high. 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 market cap of GWB is $2.35 billion. GWB will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.