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.

Several price targets were given for EXLS by the analysts covering the stock. The most optimistic price target was 60, which equates to a potential upside of 6.55 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 53, implying a possible loss of -5.88 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 -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.

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 made negative revisions. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 0 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

The growth rate of EXLS's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 3.25 percent. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, 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 a 52-week high of 58.52 and a 52-week low of 42.00. Currently the stock is 34.07 percent higher than its low, and below the high by 3.78 percent. EXLS has a price/earnings 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 is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.