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.

Several price targets were given for PRSC by the analysts covering the stock. The most optimistic price target was 60, implying a possible profit of 16.07 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 55, implying potential capital losses of 6.39 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.

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. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.

PRSC has an estimated earnings growth rate of -71.21 percent as forecasted by analysts. 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. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. The PEG ratio of PRSC is -0.15.

PRSC has traded between a high of 53.54 and a low of 34.89 over the past year. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 48.17 percent, 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 market cap of PRSC is $0.68931 billion. PRSC will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.