Analyst Ratings for Medidata Solutions Inc. (MDSO)

Updated: 2017-07-29

An average rating of Buy has been given to Medidata Solutions Inc. (NASDAQ:MDSO) by analysts covering the stock. About 30 days ago, MDSO was issued an average rating of Buy.

8 analysts declared MDSO a buy, 0 issued an overweight rating, 2 issued 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 increased by 1. During this time, the number of analysts bearish on the stock has decreased by 1.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for MDSO. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 95, implying potential capital gains of 22.36 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 78, which equates to a potential downside of 0.46 percent. Some investors take price targets and stock ratings with a grain of salt, knowing that some analysts can have indirect business with the stocks they cover.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of -7.79 percent. That number becomes -7.79 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed downwards by -1.62 percent. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 0.25 percent in FY estimates.

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, which can be compared to the 4 analysts that decreased their estimates. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 4 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

MDSO has an estimated earnings growth rate of 29.32 percent as forecasted by analysts. Another measure frequently examined by investors is 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. MDSO has a PEG ratio of 4.27.

In the trailing 52-weeks, MDSO hit 85.92 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 46.10. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 68.42 percent, and 9.64 percent lower than its 52-week high. MDSO has a price/earnings ratio of 125.23. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The MDSO value stock report compares MDSO to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of MDSO is $4.54 billion. MDSO's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.