Analyst Ratings for ACI Worldwide Inc. (ACIW)

Updated: 2017-07-26

ACI Worldwide Inc. (NASDAQ:ACIW) was awarded an average rating of Overweight from investment analysts following the stock. A consensus rating of Overweight was previously issued for ACIW last month.

2 analysts declared ACIW a buy, 1 gave an overweight rating, 2 gave a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 0 issued a sell rating. Over the past 90 days, the number of analysts that are bullish on the stock has decreased by 1. Over the same time period, there has been an increase of 0 in the number of analysts with a negative outlook on the stock.

A number of analysts gave price targets for ACIW. The maximum price target given was 28, which equates to a potential upside of 15.99 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 23, implying a possible loss of -4.72 percent. It is crucial to not blindly accept any price targets or stock ratings, because many analysts have it in their best interest to give positive coverage of certain stocks.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 0 percent on average, compared to last month. That number becomes 10.56 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 0 percent, as compared to a month ago. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 10.6 percent in FY estimates.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, compared to 0 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

ACIW has an estimated earnings growth rate of 46.23 percent as forecasted by analysts. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. ACIW has a PEG ratio of 1.63.

In the last 52-weeks, ACIW has achieved a high of 24.57 and a low of 15.11. Today's price is 59.76 percent above the 52-week low, and 1.75 percent lower than its 52-week high. ACIW has a P/E ratio of 75.44. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The ACIW value stock report compares ACIW to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of ACIW is $2.88 billion. ACIW's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.