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.

CTXS was given price targets by several analysts. The most optimistic price target was 98, implying a possible profit of 22.95 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 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. 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 0.11 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. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.

CTXS has an estimated earnings growth rate of 28.4 percent as forecasted by analysts. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. 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.

In the last 52-weeks, CTXS has achieved a high of 87.99 and a low of 64.18. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 24.2 percent, and 9.41 percent lower than its 52-week high. CTXS has a P/E 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.