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.

Several price targets were given for STI by the analysts covering the stock. The maximum price target given was 74, implying a possible profit of 30.63 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 52, implying a possible loss of -8.21 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 upwards for this quarter, by about 1.46 percent on average, compared to last month. That number becomes 1.95 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 1.64 percent, as compared to a month ago. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 2.03 percent in FY estimates.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 7 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, which can be compared to the 4 analysts that decreased their estimates. Also over the last month, 9 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, compared to 3 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

The growth rate of STI's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 7.45 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, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. The PEG ratio of STI is 2.03.

STI has a 52-week high of 61.69 and a 52-week low of 41.07. Today's price is 37.94 percent above the 52-week low, and 8.17 percent below the high. STI has a price/earnings 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 stock has a market capitalization of $27.43 billion. STI's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.