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 highest price target was 51, which equates to a potential upside of 20.34 percent. The lowest price target was 43, which equates to a potential downside of 1.46 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 -1.19 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is 0 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised downwards by -1.23 percent, compared to last month. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -0.92 percent in FY estimates.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 2 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 6 analysts made negative revisions. Also over the last month, 2 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 6 analysts decreased their estimates.

SCHW has an estimated earnings growth rate of 7.47 percent as forecasted by analysts. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, 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, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. The PEG ratio of SCHW is 3.81.

In the trailing 52-weeks, SCHW hit 44.10 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 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 stock has a market capitalization of $57.2 billion. SCHW will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.