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.

A number of analysts gave price targets for BLKB. The maximum price target given was 104, implying a possible profit of 12.04 percent. The lowest price target was 70, implying potential capital losses of -24.59 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some 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 -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.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 0 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.

The growth rate of BLKB's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 67.84 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. The PEG ratio of BLKB is 1.43.

BLKB has a 52-week high of 93.03 and a 52-week 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's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.