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.

A number of analysts gave price targets for NTCT. The maximum price target given was 42, which equates to a potential upside of 24.81 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 30, implying a possible loss of -10.85 percent. Many analysts are not unbiased in their coverage of stocks, including price targets and stock ratings, so care must be taken in interpreting numbers released by them.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 0 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is -87.16 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 0 percent, as compared to a month ago. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -6.15 percent in FY estimates.

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 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. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. NTCT has a PEG ratio of 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.