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 highest price target was 67, which equates to a potential upside of 8.59 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 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.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 0 percent on average, compared to last month. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is -26.19 percent. 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. 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, while 0 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of PEGA to grow at a rate of 30.54 percent. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. The PEG ratio of PEGA is 3.89.

PEGA has traded between a high of 64.85 and a low of 24.71 over the past year. 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 stock has a market capitalization of $4.73 billion. PEGA will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.