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.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for MDSO. The maximum price target given was 95, implying potential capital gains of 22.36 percent. The lowest price target was 78, implying a possible loss of 0.46 percent. Note that investment analysts can be biased in their reporting on companies's ratings and price targets.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates downwards by an average of -7.79 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is -7.79 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised downwards by -1.62 percent, compared to last month. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 0.25 percent.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 4 analysts revised their estimates downwards. 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. 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. 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.

MDSO has traded between a high of 85.92 and a low of 46.10 over the past year. 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 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.