Analyst Ratings for EPAM Systems Inc. (EPAM)Updated: 2017-07-26
Analysts covering EPAM Systems Inc. (NYSE:EPAM) have given it a consensus rating of Buy. Last month, EPAM received an average rating of Buy.
18 analysts issued ratings on the stock, where 16 gave EPAM a buy rating, 0 gave an overweight rating, 2 gave a hold rating, 0 issued 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.
Many analysts weighed in on price targets for EPAM. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 96, implying potential capital gains of 10.37 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 72, implying a possible loss of -17.22 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 0 percent on average, compared to last month. That number becomes -0.39 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 0 percent, compared to last month. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 4.12 percent.
Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.
The growth rate of EPAM's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 39.86 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. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. The PEG ratio of EPAM is 1.18.
In the last 52-weeks, EPAM has achieved a high of 87.93 and a low of 54.53. Currently the stock is 59.51 percent higher than its low, and below the high by 1.08 percent. EPAM has a P/E ratio of 47.02. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The EPAM value stock report compares EPAM to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $4.49 billion. EPAM's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.