Analyst Ratings for SunTrust Banks Inc. (STI)

Updated: 2017-07-27

Shares of SunTrust Banks Inc. (NYSE:STI) have received a consensus rating of Overweight from Wall Street analysts. STI had previously received a consensus rating of Overweight a month ago.

Of the 31 analysts covering the stock, 12 gave it a buy rating, 2 issued an overweight rating, 15 issued a hold rating, 0 gave an underweight rating, and 2 issued a sell rating. Compared to three months ago, there has been an increase of 1 in the number of analysts with a positive outlook on the stock. Meanwhile, the number of analysts pessimistic about the company has decreased by 1.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for STI. The maximum price target given was 74, implying potential capital gains of 30.63 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 52, which equates to a potential downside of -8.21 percent. Note that investment analysts can be biased in their reporting on companies's ratings and price targets.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 1.46 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is 1.95 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 1.64 percent, compared to last month. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 2.03 percent in FY estimates.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 7 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, which can be compared to the 4 analysts that decreased their estimates. During this time, 9 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 3 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

The growth rate of STI's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 7.45 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. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. STI has a PEG ratio of 2.03.

In the last 52-weeks, STI has achieved a high of 61.69 and a low of 41.07. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 37.94 percent, and 8.17 percent lower than its 52-week high. STI has a P/E ratio of 15.15. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The STI value stock report compares STI to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of STI is $27.43 billion. STI's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.