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.
A number of analysts gave price targets for PRAA. The highest price target was 50, implying a possible profit of 28.04 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 32, implying potential capital losses of -18.05 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some 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 -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.
Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, which can be compared to the 2 analysts that decreased their estimates. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 2 analysts decreased their estimates.
PRAA has an estimated earnings growth rate of -9.5 percent as forecasted by analysts. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. 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. Currently the stock is 68.68 percent higher than its low, 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 will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.