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.

PRAA was given price targets by several analysts. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 50, implying potential capital gains of 28.04 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 32, implying potential capital losses 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. That number becomes -1.02 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 0 percent, as compared to a month ago. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 0.49 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 2 analysts made negative revisions. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, 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, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. PRAA has a PEG ratio of -1.89.

PRAA has traded between a high of 42.70 and a low of 23.15 over the past year. 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 price/earnings 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.