Analyst Ratings for Itau Unibanco Holding S/A ADR (ITUB)

Updated: 2017-07-28

Shares of Itau Unibanco Holding S/A ADR (NYSE:ITUB) have received a consensus rating of Overweight from Wall Street analysts. A consensus rating of Overweight was previously issued for ITUB last month.

6 analysts declared ITUB a buy, 0 issued an overweight rating, 7 gave a hold rating, 0 gave an underweight rating, and 1 gave a sell rating. Today, there are 1 more analysts optimistic about the company future as compared with 90 days ago. During this time, the number of analysts bearish on the stock has decreased by 1.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for ITUB. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 15.62, implying potential capital gains of 33.62 percent. The minimum price target given was 8, implying a possible loss of -31.57 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.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 1.79 percent. That number becomes 1.79 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 0 percent, as compared to a month ago. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -0.43 percent.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 1 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 0 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Over the same time period, 1 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, compared to 0 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

ITUB has an estimated earnings growth rate of 0.47 percent as forecasted by analysts. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. ITUB has a PEG ratio of 22.51.

ITUB has a 52-week high of 13.65 and a 52-week low of 9.10. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 28.46 percent, and 14.36 percent below the high. ITUB has a P/E ratio of 10.58. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The ITUB value stock report compares ITUB to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $72.46 billion. ITUB's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.