Analyst Ratings for Barracuda Networks Inc. (CUDA)

Updated: 2017-07-28

An average rating of Overweight has been given to Barracuda Networks Inc. (NYSE:CUDA) by analysts covering the stock. About 30 days ago, CUDA was issued an average rating of Overweight.

18 analysts issued ratings on the stock, where 11 gave CUDA a buy rating, 2 issued an overweight rating, 5 issued a hold rating, 0 gave an underweight rating, and 0 issued a sell rating. Compared to three months ago, there has been an increase of 0 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 CUDA. The most optimistic price target was 35, implying a possible profit of 50.93 percent. The lowest price target was 21, implying potential capital losses of -9.44 percent. Note that investment analysts can be biased in their reporting on companies's ratings and price targets.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates downwards for this quarter, by about -11.51 percent on average, compared to last month. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is -11.51 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 0.82 percent, as compared to a month ago. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 0.82 percent.

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, which can be compared to the 7 analysts that decreased their estimates. Over the same time period, 6 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 4 analysts decreased their estimates.

The growth rate of CUDA's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 83.64 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, 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, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. CUDA has a PEG ratio of 1.46.

In the trailing 52-weeks, CUDA hit 26.69 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 19.06. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 21.67 percent, and below the high by 13.11 percent. CUDA has a price/earnings ratio of 122.32. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The CUDA value stock report compares CUDA to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $1.24 billion. CUDA's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.