Analyst Ratings for Citrix Systems Inc. (CTXS)

Updated: 2017-07-29

Analysts covering Citrix Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:CTXS) have given it a consensus rating of Hold. Last month, CTXS received an average rating of Hold.

7 analysts declared CTXS a buy, 3 gave an overweight rating, 13 issued a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 3 gave a sell rating. Compared to three months ago, there has been an increase of 2 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 1.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for CTXS. The most optimistic price target was 98, which equates to a potential upside of 22.95 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 61, implying a possible loss of -23.47 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 -5 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 0 percent, compared to last month. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 0.11 percent.

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, while 0 analysts revised their estimates downwards. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.

The growth rate of CTXS's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 28.4 percent. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, 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, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. CTXS has a PEG ratio of 0.92.

CTXS has a 52-week high of 87.99 and a 52-week low of 64.18. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 24.2 percent, and below the high by 9.41 percent. CTXS has a price/earnings ratio of 26.22. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The CTXS value stock report compares CTXS to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of CTXS is $12.05 billion. CTXS will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.