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.
Investment analysts gave a few price targets for ACIW. The most optimistic price target was 28, implying potential capital gains of 15.99 percent. The lowest price target was 23, which equates to a potential downside 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.
Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 0 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is 10.56 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 0 percent, compared to last month. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 10.6 percent in FY estimates.
Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 0 analysts revised their estimates downwards. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.
The growth rate of ACIW's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 46.23 percent. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. The PEG ratio of ACIW is 1.63.
ACIW has a 52-week high of 24.57 and a 52-week low of 15.11. Currently the stock is 59.76 percent higher than its 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 stock has a market capitalization of $2.88 billion. ACIW is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.