United Bankshares Inc. (UBSI): Key fundamentals of UBSI

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United Bankshares Inc. (NASDAQ:UBSI) changes shares on Friday trading session, with a change of -2.17% or -$0.61 shares. The trading starts at $28.55 and closed at $28.13 throughout the day. The trading session low price was $26.90 and day high was $28.90 on Friday, June 19. After the session, the Financial sector daily volume shifted to 1.94 million while its average volume is 980.79K. In other hand, the UBSI market cap reached to $3.53B. While, its current target price is $27.52 according to WSJ.

Checking out the performance report which defines the increase or decrease of prices for a specific period. For the last 5 trading sessions, its performance is up 2.53% and up 4.68% for month. Its quarterly performance was 33.08% above, while its half year performance is down -29.11%. UBSI yearly performance stood at negative -24.95% and fall -28.82% for year-to-date. Current recommendation for United Bankshares Inc. is 2.80.

Earnings per share or EPS is an important financial measure, which defines the profitability of a company. UBSI EPS (TTM) for 12-month is 2.33. EPS for this year is 4.00%, while for the next year its value is 1.95. Sales growth for the current quarter is 1.48 while its EPS Q/Q reached -36.40%. It has an EPS of 5.90% up for past five years and for the next five years will be up 8.00%.

Let’s take a look on the analyst recommendations on UBSI for the current month and previous month. For the current month, 1 of 4 analysts recommend stock as Buy while 0 as Sell, 0 as overweight, 0 as underweight and 3 as Hold. As compared with the previous month ratings, 5 analysts participate in stock recommendation. Out of 5, 0 rated it sell, 1 rated it as Buy and 4 as Hold Ratings. On the other hand, target price ranges from $27.00-$35.00. Average target price for UBSI was reached at $30.67.

Blackrock Inc., Vanguard Group, Inc. (The) and State Street Corporation are the top three holders in United Bankshares Inc. (UBSI) stock. On Mar 30, 2020, Blackrock Inc. has 13.95 million shares which valued 321.98 million. On Mar 30, 2020, Vanguard Group, Inc. (The) owned 10.08 million shares which valued at 232.71 million. On Mar 30, 2020, State Street Corporation has a total of 8.68 million shares which valued at 200.39 million. In the end, State Street Corporation have 8.54% shares outstanding of United Bankshares Inc. (UBSI) on Mar 30, 2020. The insider ownership moved to 2.10% and institutional holding shifted to 56.30%.

The company posted an EPS (TTM) of 2.33. According to the most recent quarter report on (Jun 2020), 4 analysts estimated an average EPS of 0.42, while 0.66 EPS posted a year ago period. Analyst Estimated EPS for UBSI published in the report was 0.22-0.62 during the same period. Comparing with last year, the average estimated EPS was 0.66 which is higher than 0.4 which was posted for recent quarter EPS.

A brief look on simple moving average (SMA) that determines the market price can impact a market. The SMA for UBSI fall -16.87% for period of 200 days. SMA for 50 days was 1.01% which is showing green signal, while SMA-20 was -4.81%. The moving average value for United Bankshares Inc. (UBSI) is 30.57 and 27.72 for 200 and 50 days respectively.

Let’s take a look on the insider transactions, in which multiple shareholders are showing interest in UBSI stock. On Jun 08, REXROAD JERRY L, Executive Vice President, sold 10,000 trading shares at the cost of $32.20, which valued at 0.32 million. On Jun 05, REXROAD JERRY L, Executive Vice President, sold 24,447 shares at the cost of $32.10, with total shares of 234,392. On Jun 04, Smith Craige L, Executive Vice-President, sold 8,500 shares at the cost of 29.60. After this transaction, Smith Craige L total shares reached to 21,921 which valued at 0.25 million.