Analyst Ratings for Virtusa Corp. (VRTU)

Updated: 2017-07-28

Analysts covering Virtusa Corp. (NASDAQ:VRTU) have given it a consensus rating of Buy. A consensus rating of Buy was previously issued for VRTU last month.

9 analysts issued ratings on the stock, where 8 gave VRTU a buy rating, 0 issued an overweight rating, 1 issued a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 0 issued a sell rating. Over the past 90 days, the number of analysts that are bullish on the stock has increased by 0. Meanwhile, the number of analysts pessimistic about the company has increased by 0.

Several price targets were given for VRTU by the analysts covering the stock. The most optimistic price target was 40, which equates to a potential upside of 18.55 percent. The minimum price target given was 31, implying a possible loss of -8.12 percent. One must be careful with overanalyzing price targets and ratings due to possible conflicts of interest among the analysts releasing them.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 3.33 percent on average, compared to last month. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is -25.06 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 0.79 percent, as compared to a month ago. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -11 percent in FY estimates.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 2 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 0 analysts revised their estimates downwards. During this time, 2 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of VRTU to grow at a rate of 179.61 percent. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. The PEG ratio of VRTU is 0.48.

In the trailing 52-weeks, VRTU hit 34.92 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 18.03. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 87.13 percent, and below the high by 3.38 percent. VRTU has a P/E ratio of 86.51. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The VRTU value stock report compares VRTU to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of VRTU is $1.02 billion. VRTU will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.