Analyst Ratings for CSG Systems International Inc. (CSGS)

Updated: 2017-07-27

CSG Systems International Inc. (NASDAQ:CSGS) was awarded an average rating of Overweight from investment analysts following the stock. CSGS had previously received a consensus rating of Overweight a month ago.

A buy rating was issued by 2 analysts, 0 issued an overweight rating, 1 gave a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 0 issued a sell rating. Today, there are 1 more analysts optimistic about the company future as compared with 90 days ago. Over the same time period, there has been an increase of 0 in the number of analysts with a negative outlook on the stock.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for CSGS. The highest price target was 47, implying potential capital gains of 12.47 percent. The minimum price target given was 42, implying a possible loss of 0.5 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some 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 0 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised downwards by -0.2 percent, as compared to a month ago. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 0 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.

CSGS has an estimated earnings growth rate of 10.38 percent as forecasted by analysts. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. 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, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. The PEG ratio of CSGS is 2.14.

In the last 52-weeks, CSGS has achieved a high of 51.34 and a low of 35.48. Currently the stock is 17.78 percent higher than its low, and below the high by 18.6 percent. CSGS has a P/E ratio of 22.23. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The CSGS value stock report compares CSGS to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of CSGS is $1.42 billion. CSGS's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.