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.

Several price targets were given for MDSO by the analysts covering the stock. The maximum price target given was 95, implying potential capital gains of 22.36 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 78, which equates to a potential downside 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.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates downwards by an average of -7.79 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is -7.79 percent. 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.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 0 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 4 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, compared to 4 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

MDSO has an estimated earnings growth rate of 29.32 percent as forecasted by analysts. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. 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, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. MDSO has a PEG ratio of 4.27.

In the last 52-weeks, MDSO has achieved a high of 85.92 and a low of 46.10. Currently the stock is 68.42 percent higher than its low, 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 stock has a market capitalization of $4.54 billion. MDSO's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.