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.

NTCT was given price targets by several analysts. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 42, which equates to a potential upside of 24.81 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 30, which equates to a potential downside of -10.85 percent. Some investors take price targets and stock ratings with a grain of salt, knowing that some analysts can have indirect business with the stocks they cover.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 0 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days 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.

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 0 analysts made negative revisions. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, compared to 0 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

Analysts estimate earnings of NTCT to grow at a rate of 363.87 percent. Another measure frequently examined by investors is 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. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. NTCT has a PEG ratio of 0.26.

In the trailing 52-weeks, NTCT hit 38.48 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 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.