Analyst Ratings for PRA Group Inc. (PRAA)

Updated: 2017-07-27

Shares of PRA Group Inc. (NASDAQ:PRAA) have received a consensus rating of Overweight from Wall Street analysts. A consensus rating of Overweight was previously issued for PRAA last month.

4 analysts declared PRAA a buy, 0 gave an overweight rating, 3 issued a hold rating, 1 gave an underweight rating, and 0 issued a sell rating. Compared to three months ago, there has been an increase of 1 in the number of analysts with a positive outlook on the stock. Over the same time period, there has been an increase of 0 in the number of analysts with a negative outlook on the stock.

Several price targets were given for PRAA by the analysts covering the stock. The most optimistic price target was 50, implying potential capital gains of 28.04 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 32, implying a possible loss of -18.05 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. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is -1.02 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 0 percent, compared to last month. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 0.49 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 2 analysts made negative revisions. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, compared to 2 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

Analysts estimate earnings of PRAA to grow at a rate of -9.5 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 people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. 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 PRAA is -1.89.

In the trailing 52-weeks, PRAA hit 42.70 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 23.15. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 68.68 percent, and 8.55 percent below the high. PRAA has a P/E ratio of 17.91. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The PRAA value stock report compares PRAA to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of PRAA is $1.82 billion. PRAA's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.