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.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for NTCT. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 42, which equates to a potential upside of 24.81 percent. The lowest price target was 30, which equates to a potential downside of -10.85 percent. Note that investment analysts can be biased in their reporting on companies's ratings and price targets.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 0 percent. That number becomes -87.16 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 upwards by 0 percent. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -6.15 percent in FY estimates.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.

NTCT has an estimated earnings growth rate of 363.87 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. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. The PEG ratio of NTCT is 0.26.

NTCT has traded between a high of 38.48 and a low of 25.14 over the past year. Today's price is 33.85 percent above the 52-week low, and 12.55 percent lower than its 52-week 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 market cap of NTCT is $3.12 billion. NTCT will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.