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.

A number of analysts gave price targets for EPAM. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 96, implying a possible profit of 10.37 percent. The lowest price target was 72, which equates to a potential downside of -17.22 percent. It is crucial to not blindly accept any price targets or stock ratings, because many analysts have it in their best interest to give positive coverage of certain stocks.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 0 percent. That number becomes -0.39 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 0 percent. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 4.12 percent.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 0 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, compared to 0 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

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. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. 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 EPAM is 1.18.

In the last 52-weeks, EPAM has achieved a high of 87.93 and a low of 54.53. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 59.51 percent, and 1.08 percent below the high. 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.