Analyst Ratings for CommVault Systems Inc. (CVLT)

Updated: 2017-07-27

CommVault Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:CVLT) was awarded an average rating of Buy from investment analysts following the stock. CVLT had previously received a consensus rating of Buy a month ago.

14 analysts issued ratings on the stock, where 11 gave CVLT a buy rating, 0 issued an overweight rating, 3 issued a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 0 issued a sell rating. Compared to three months ago, there has been an increase 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 CVLT by the analysts covering the stock. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 70, which equates to a potential upside of 15.99 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 62, implying potential capital losses of 2.73 percent. Many analysts are not unbiased in their coverage of stocks, including price targets and stock ratings, so care must be taken in interpreting numbers released by them.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 0 percent on average, compared to last month. That number becomes 0 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 0.42 percent, compared to last month. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 35.99 percent in FY estimates.

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. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.

CVLT has an estimated earnings growth rate of -99.68 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. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. CVLT has a PEG ratio of -0.01.

CVLT has traded between a high of 64.60 and a low of 47.61 over the past year. Today's price is 26.76 percent above the 52-week low, and 6.58 percent below the high. CVLT has a P/E ratio of 1. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The CVLT value stock report compares CVLT to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of CVLT is $2.8 billion. CVLT's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.