Analyst Ratings for Pegasystems Inc. (PEGA)

Updated: 2017-07-26

An average rating of Buy has been given to Pegasystems Inc. (NASDAQ:PEGA) by analysts covering the stock. Last month, PEGA received an average rating of Buy.

Of the 5 analysts covering the stock, 4 gave it a buy rating, 0 issued an overweight rating, 1 gave 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 PEGA. The maximum price target given was 67, implying potential capital gains of 8.59 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 50, which equates to a potential downside of -18.96 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. That number becomes -26.19 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 0 percent, as compared to a month ago. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 4.52 percent.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 0 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.

PEGA has an estimated earnings growth rate of 30.54 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 that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. The PEG ratio of PEGA is 3.89.

PEGA has a 52-week high of 64.85 and a 52-week low of 24.71. Currently the stock is 149.7 percent higher than its low, and 4.86 percent lower than its 52-week high. PEGA has a price/earnings ratio of 118.65. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The PEGA value stock report compares PEGA to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $4.73 billion. PEGA is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.