Analyst Ratings for Providence Service Corp. (PRSC)

Updated: 2017-07-28

Providence Service Corp. (NASDAQ:PRSC) was awarded an average rating of Buy from investment analysts following the stock. A consensus rating of Buy was previously issued for PRSC last month.

2 analysts issued ratings on the stock, where 2 gave PRSC a buy rating, 0 issued an overweight rating, 0 issued a hold rating, 0 gave an underweight rating, and 0 gave a sell rating. Today, there are 0 more analysts optimistic about the company future as compared with 90 days ago. During this time, the number of analysts bearish on the stock has increased by 0.

A number of analysts gave price targets for PRSC. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 60, implying potential capital gains of 16.07 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 55, implying a possible loss of 6.39 percent. Many analysts are not unbiased in their coverage of stocks, including price targets and stock ratings, so care must be taken in interpreting numbers released by them.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 0 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is -45.3 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 0 percent, as compared to a month ago. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -15.82 percent.

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

The growth rate of PRSC's earnings is estimated by analysts to be -71.21 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. 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. PRSC has a PEG ratio of -0.15.

PRSC has a 52-week high of 53.54 and a 52-week low of 34.89. Today's price is 48.17 percent above the 52-week low, and 3.45 percent lower than its 52-week high. PRSC has a price/earnings ratio of 10.89. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The PRSC value stock report compares PRSC to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $0.68931 billion. PRSC will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.