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 price target was 50, implying a possible profit of 27.62 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 42, which equates to a potential downside of 7.2 percent. It is crucial to not blindly accept any price targets or stock ratings, because many analysts have it in their best interest to give positive coverage of certain stocks.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 0 percent. That number becomes -1.57 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed downwards by -0.6 percent. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -2.17 percent.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 3 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, which can be compared to the 2 analysts that decreased their estimates. During this time, 2 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 2 analysts decreased their estimates.

GWB has an estimated earnings growth rate of 7.55 percent as forecasted by analysts. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. GWB has a PEG ratio of 2.3.

In the trailing 52-weeks, GWB hit 45.62 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 31.51. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 24.34 percent, 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 will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.