Analyst Ratings for ExlService Holdings Inc. (EXLS)

Updated: 2017-07-28

Analysts covering ExlService Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:EXLS) have given it a consensus rating of Overweight. EXLS had previously received a consensus rating of Overweight a month ago.

Of the 12 analysts covering the stock, 7 gave it a buy rating, 1 gave an overweight rating, 4 gave a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 0 gave a sell rating. Over the past 90 days, the number of analysts that are bullish on the stock has decreased by 1. Meanwhile, the number of analysts pessimistic about the company has increased by 0.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for EXLS. The highest price target was 60, implying potential capital gains of 6.55 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 53, which equates to a potential downside of -5.88 percent. One must be careful with overanalyzing price targets and ratings due to possible conflicts of interest among the analysts releasing them.

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 -4 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 -0.78 percent.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, compared to 0 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

The growth rate of EXLS's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 3.25 percent. 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. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. EXLS has a PEG ratio of 8.79.

EXLS has traded between a high of 58.52 and a low of 42.00 over the past year. Today's price is 34.07 percent above the 52-week low, and below the high by 3.78 percent. EXLS has a P/E ratio of 28.58. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The EXLS value stock report compares EXLS to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of EXLS is $1.87 billion. EXLS's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.