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 most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 67, implying a possible profit of 8.59 percent. The minimum price target given was 50, which equates to a potential downside of -18.96 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. That number becomes -26.19 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 4.52 percent in FY estimates.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 0 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, compared to 0 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

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, 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, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. The PEG ratio of PEGA is 3.89.

In the trailing 52-weeks, PEGA hit 64.85 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 24.71. Currently the stock is 149.7 percent higher than its low, and 4.86 percent below the 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 market cap of PEGA is $4.73 billion. PEGA will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.