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 a possible profit of 15.99 percent. The lowest price target was 23, which equates to a potential downside of -4.72 percent. Some investors take price targets and stock ratings with a grain of salt, knowing that some analysts can have indirect business with the stocks they cover.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change 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. 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. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's 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. 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. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, 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 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 is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.