Analyst Ratings for Blackbaud Inc. (BLKB)Updated: 2017-07-26
An average rating of Overweight has been given to Blackbaud Inc. (NASDAQ:BLKB) by analysts covering the stock. About 30 days ago, BLKB was issued an average rating of Overweight.
11 analysts issued ratings on the stock, where 4 gave BLKB a buy rating, 1 gave an overweight rating, 5 issued a hold rating, 1 issued an underweight rating, and 0 issued a sell rating. Compared to three months ago, there has been an decrease of 1 in the number of analysts with a positive outlook on the stock. During this time, the number of analysts bearish on the stock has increased by 0.
Several price targets were given for BLKB by the analysts covering the stock. The maximum price target given was 104, which equates to a potential upside of 12.04 percent. The lowest price target was 70, implying a possible loss of -24.59 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.
In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 0 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is -3.46 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 0 percent, as compared to a month ago. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -1.21 percent.
Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 0 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.
BLKB has an estimated earnings growth rate of 67.84 percent as forecasted by analysts. 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. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. BLKB has a PEG ratio of 1.43.
In the last 52-weeks, BLKB has achieved a high of 93.03 and a low of 55.88. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 66.11 percent, and below the high by 0.23 percent. BLKB has a price/earnings ratio of 96.69. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The BLKB value stock report compares BLKB to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $4.45 billion. BLKB is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.