Analyst Ratings for Charles Schwab Corp. (SCHW)

Updated: 2017-07-27

Shares of Charles Schwab Corp. (NYSE:SCHW) have received a consensus rating of Overweight from Wall Street analysts. A consensus rating of Buy was previously issued for SCHW last month.

14 analysts declared SCHW a buy, 0 gave an overweight rating, 6 gave a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 0 issued a sell rating. Today, there are 3 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 increased by 0.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for SCHW. The maximum price target given was 51, implying a possible profit of 20.34 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 43, implying a possible loss of 1.46 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some stocks.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates downwards for this quarter, by about -1.19 percent on average, compared to last month. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is 0 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised downwards by -1.23 percent, as compared to a month ago. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -0.92 percent.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 2 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 6 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Over the same time period, 2 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, compared to 6 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

SCHW has an estimated earnings growth rate of 7.47 percent as forecasted by analysts. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, 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 SCHW is 3.81.

SCHW has a 52-week high of 44.10 and a 52-week low of 27.71. Today's price is 52.94 percent above the 52-week low, and 3.9 percent lower than its 52-week high. SCHW has a P/E ratio of 28.49. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The SCHW value stock report compares SCHW to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of SCHW is $57.2 billion. SCHW's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.