Analyst Ratings for Virtus Investment Partners Inc. (VRTS)

Updated: 2017-07-28

An average rating of Hold has been given to Virtus Investment Partners Inc. (NASDAQ:VRTS) by analysts covering the stock. A consensus rating of Hold was previously issued for VRTS last month.

Of the 6 analysts covering the stock, 0 gave it a buy rating, 0 issued an overweight rating, 4 issued a hold rating, 1 issued an underweight rating, and 1 issued 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 VRTS. The maximum price target given was 141, implying a possible profit of 24.45 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 110, implying a possible loss of -2.91 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 8.85 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is -9.12 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 3.38 percent, as compared to a month ago. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -3.68 percent in FY estimates.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 3 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, which can be compared to the 2 analysts that decreased their estimates. Also over the last month, 3 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, compared to 2 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

Analysts estimate earnings of VRTS to grow at a rate of 13.89 percent. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. VRTS has a PEG ratio of 1.26.

VRTS has traded between a high of 128.10 and a low of 81.77 over the past year. Currently the stock is 38.56 percent higher than its low, and 11.55 percent lower than its 52-week high. VRTS has a price/earnings ratio of 17.55. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The VRTS value stock report compares VRTS to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $0.81142 billion. VRTS will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.