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.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for GWB. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 50, which equates to a potential upside of 27.62 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 42, implying potential capital losses of 7.2 percent. One must be careful with overanalyzing price targets and ratings due to possible conflicts of interest among the analysts releasing them.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 0 percent on average, compared to last month. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which 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. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -2.17 percent.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. Over the past month, 3 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 2 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Over the same time period, 2 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, compared to 2 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

Analysts estimate earnings of GWB to grow at a rate of 7.55 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. The PEG ratio of GWB is 2.3.

GWB has traded between a high of 45.62 and a low of 31.51 over the past year. Today's price is 24.34 percent above the 52-week low, and 14.12 percent lower than its 52-week high. GWB has a price/earnings 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's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.