Comparison To Peers: PacWest Bancorp (PACW), QVC Group (QVCA)

PacWest Bancorp (NASDAQ:PACW) shares were trading higher by 0.84 percent ($0.39) at $47.01 a piece in Thursday’s session. It had closed the previous session at $46.62. PACW trades with a P/S ratio of 5.63. This is lower than the both industry’s 133.61 and the wider sector’s 13.99. A low price-to-sales ratio, typically less than 1.0, is considered a good value. Also, it has an estimated price-earnings (P/E) multiple of 14.12 and a trailing 12-month price-earnings (P/E) multiple of 16.23. Shares of PACW have downtrended -2.79% in the past three months, while the S&P 500 has moved -0.33% in that time. PacWest Bancorp (PACW) has a market cap of $5.72 billion and over the last 12 months, PacWest Bancorp (NASDAQ:PACW) has gone stronger by 12.3%. During the last 52 weeks, the (NASDAQ:PACW) price has been as high as $57.53 and as low as $41.1. PacWest Bancorp earnings have risen with an annualized rate of 16.1% over the last 5 years.

PacWest Bancorp (Mean Target Price: $52)

The average 1-year price target for PacWest Bancorp (PACW) — averaging the work of different analysts — reveals a mean PT of $52/share. That’s a potential 10.61 increase relative to where PacWest Bancorp (NASDAQ:PACW) has been trading recently. The current price is seen ranging between $45.96 and $47.23. There are brokerage firms with lower targets than the average, including one setting a price target of $46. And then on the other side of the spectrum one analyst entrenched in the bullish camp has a target as high as $58.

PacWest Bancorp (PACW) Consensus Recommendation

The collective rating of 2 for PacWest Bancorp (NASDAQ:PACW) also leans strongly towards the neutral end of the spectrum. Of the 13 analysts surveyed by Reuters that track PACW 4 of them rate its stock a hold. The other 9, though not evenly; between analysts who think you should buy PacWest Bancorp versus those who think you should sell it. A 9 analysts rate it as either a buy or a strong buy, while0 believe that investors should either steer clear of PACW or, if they already own its stock, sell it.

Is QVC Group (NASDAQ:QVCA) Cheap From Peers?

QVC Group (QVCA) pulled off a 0.83 percent gain and now trades for $23.09. QVCA comes in with a P/S ratio of 1.54 that’s greater than 1, potentially implying that it could be expensive relative to the overall sector (13.99) and its peers (133.61). Also, it has an estimated price-earnings (P/E) multiple of 16.19 and a trailing 12-month price-earnings (P/E) multiple of 23.76. During the last 52 weeks, the price has been as high as $26 and as low as $17.24. QVC Group (NASDAQ:QVCA) earnings have risen with a quarterly rate of 1.2% over the last 5 years. Shares of QVCA have sank -3.06% in the past three monthswhile the S&P 500 has dropped -8.82% in that time.

QVC Group (Price Objective: $28.63)

QVC Group (NASDAQ:QVCA) has a market cap of $15.54 billion and over the last 12 months, QVCA has risen by 23.02%. The average 1-year price target for (QVCA) reveals an average price target of $28.63 per share. That’s a potential 23.99 gain from where (NASDAQ:QVCA) has been trading recently. There are brokerage firms with lower targets than the average, including one setting a price target of $22. And then on the other side of the spectrum one analyst entrenched in the bullish camp has a target as high as $34.

Analyst Thoughts About QVC Group (NASDAQ:QVCA)

The consensus recommendation — averaging the work of 10 analysts — of 2.2 for QVC Group (QVCA) points to moderate case. Of the analysts surveyed by Reuters that track QVC Group 1 of them rate its stock a hold. The other 9 are split, though not evenly, between analysts who think you should buy its stock versus those who think you should sell it. A 8 analysts rate it as either a buy or a strong buy, while 1 believe that investors should either steer clear of (NASDAQ:QVCA) or, if they already own its stock, sell it.