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 maximum price target given was 95, which equates to a potential upside of 22.36 percent. The lowest price target was 78, implying a possible loss of 0.46 percent. One must be careful with overanalyzing price targets and ratings due to possible conflicts of interest among the analysts releasing them.

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. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised downwards by -1.62 percent, as compared to a month ago. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 0.25 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 4 analysts revised their estimates downwards. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, compared to 4 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

Analysts estimate earnings of MDSO to grow at a rate of 29.32 percent. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. The PEG ratio of MDSO is 4.27.

In the last 52-weeks, MDSO has achieved a high of 85.92 and a low of 46.10. Today's price is 68.42 percent above the 52-week low, and 9.64 percent lower than its 52-week high. MDSO has a P/E 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 stock has a market capitalization of $4.54 billion. MDSO is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.