Analyst Ratings for NetScout Systems Inc. (NTCT)

Updated: 2017-07-26

NetScout Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:NTCT) was awarded an average rating of Overweight from investment analysts following the stock. NTCT had previously received a consensus rating of Overweight a month ago.

3 analysts declared NTCT a buy, 0 issued an overweight rating, 5 issued a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 0 gave a sell rating. Compared to three months ago, there has been an increase of 0 in the number of analysts with a positive outlook on the stock. Meanwhile, the number of analysts pessimistic about the company has increased by 0.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for NTCT. The most optimistic price target was 42, implying potential capital gains of 24.81 percent. The lowest price target was 30, implying potential capital losses of -10.85 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some stocks.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 0 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is -87.16 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 0 percent. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -6.15 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 0 analysts revised their estimates downwards. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 0 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of NTCT to grow at a rate of 363.87 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. 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, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. The PEG ratio of NTCT is 0.26.

In the last 52-weeks, NTCT has achieved a high of 38.48 and a low of 25.14. Today's price is 33.85 percent above the 52-week low, and 12.55 percent below the high. NTCT has a price/earnings ratio of 93.47. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The NTCT value stock report compares NTCT to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $3.12 billion. NTCT is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.