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.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for SCHW. The maximum price target given was 51, implying potential capital gains of 20.34 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 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.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of -1.19 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is 0 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed downwards by -1.23 percent. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -0.92 percent.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. Over the past month, 2 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, 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.

The growth rate of SCHW's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 7.47 percent. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at 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. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. SCHW has a PEG ratio of 3.81.

In the last 52-weeks, SCHW has achieved a high of 44.10 and a low of 27.71. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 52.94 percent, and 3.9 percent below the high. SCHW has a price/earnings 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 stock has a market capitalization of $57.2 billion. SCHW will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.