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.

PEGA was given price targets by several analysts. The maximum price target given was 67, implying potential capital gains of 8.59 percent. The minimum price target given was 50, implying a possible loss of -18.96 percent. It is crucial to not blindly accept any price targets or stock ratings, because many analysts have it in their best interest to give positive coverage of certain stocks.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 0 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is -26.19 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 4.52 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 revised their estimates downwards. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, 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. 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, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. PEGA has a PEG ratio of 3.89.

PEGA has a 52-week high of 64.85 and a 52-week low of 24.71. Today's price is 149.7 percent above the 52-week low, and below the high by 4.86 percent. 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.