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Shares of Western Alliance Bancorporation (NYSE:WAL) have received an average recommendation of “Buy” from the nine brokerages that are currently covering the stock, AnalystRatings.Net reports. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company. The average 1-year target price among brokerages that have issued a report on the stock in the last year is $26.88.

Shares of Western Alliance Bancorporation (NYSE:WAL) opened at 22.80 on Tuesday. Western Alliance Bancorporation has a one year low of $16.16 and a one year high of $25.75. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $23.48 and a 200-day moving average of $23.32. The company has a market cap of $1.976 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 15.90.

Western Alliance Bancorporation (NYSE:WAL) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, July 17th. The company reported $0.40 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the analysts’ consensus estimate of $0.37 by $0.03. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $0.30 earnings per share. Analysts expect that Western Alliance Bancorporation will post $1.56 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Several analysts have recently commented on the stock. Analysts at RBC Capital raised their price target on shares of Western Alliance Bancorporation from $28.00 to $29.00 in a research note on Monday, July 21st. They now have an “outperform” rating on the stock. Analysts at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods raised their price target on shares of Western Alliance Bancorporation from $2.00 to $27.00 in a research note on Monday, July 21st. They now have a “market perform” rating on the stock.

Western Alliance Bancorporation (NYSE:WAL) is a bank holding company.

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