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.

A number of analysts gave 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, implying potential capital losses of -18.96 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.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 0 percent on average, compared to last month. 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. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 4.52 percent.

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, 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, compared to 0 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

The growth rate of PEGA's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 30.54 percent. People on Wall Street often look at a company's 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. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, 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 last 52-weeks, PEGA has achieved a high of 64.85 and a low of 24.71. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 149.7 percent, and below the high by 4.86 percent. PEGA has a P/E 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 will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.