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 highest price target was 50, implying a possible profit of 28.04 percent. The minimum price target given was 32, which equates to a potential downside of -18.05 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.

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. 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.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 2 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 2 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

The growth rate of PRAA's earnings is estimated by analysts to be -9.5 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. PRAA has a PEG ratio of -1.89.

PRAA has a 52-week high of 42.70 and a 52-week low of 23.15. Today's price is 68.68 percent above the 52-week low, and below the high by 8.55 percent. 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 stock has a market capitalization of $1.82 billion. PRAA will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.