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, implying potential capital gains of 15.99 percent. The minimum price target given was 23, which equates to a potential downside of -4.72 percent. One must be careful with overanalyzing price targets and ratings due to possible conflicts of interest among the analysts releasing them.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 0 percent. That number becomes 10.56 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 0 percent. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 10.6 percent.

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 revised their estimates downwards. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of ACIW to grow at a rate of 46.23 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. The PEG ratio of ACIW is 1.63.

ACIW has traded between a high of 24.57 and a low of 15.11 over the past year. 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 price/earnings 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 will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.