Analysts Take on Earnings: Citigroup Inc. (NYSE:C), Proofpoint, Inc. (NASDAQ:PFPT)

In the most recent session, Citigroup Inc. (NYSE:C) shares have traded N/A. Following the stock price relative to moving averages may offer enhanced perspective on stock performance. After a recent review, the stock has been noted $-0.26 away from the 50-day moving average of $59.38 and $1.89 away from the 200-day moving average of $57.23. From a different angle, the stock has been recently recorded -5.45% off of the 52-week high of 62.53 and +54.32% removed from the 52-week low of 38.31. 

Currently, Citigroup, Inc. has a price to earnings ratio of 11.91. Analysts and investors may also opt to evaluate a company's PEG or price to earnings growth ratio. The PEG ratio represents the ratio of the price to earnings to the anticipated future growth rate of the company. If a company has a PEG Ratio below one, it may be viewed as undervalued. If a company has a PEG Ratio above one, it may show that the company is overvalued. A PEG Ratio near one may be viewed as fair value. The stock currently has a PEG Ratio of 1.67.

Price Target Update

Analysts polled by Thomson Reuters have set a consensus target price of $64.85 on shares. Target prices may vary from one analyst to another due to the various ways they may proceed to calculate future price targets. This is a near-term estimation for the next 12-18 months.

According to data provided by Zacks Research, Proofpoint, Inc. (NASDAQ:PFPT) has a consensus target price of $89.333 on the stock. Out of the polled analysts providing targets, the high is currently $100, while the low is resting at $70. Analyst price targets may vary depending on the individual method used to calculate the estimate.
Turning to earnings, analysts are expecting Proofpoint, Inc. (NASDAQ:PFPT) to post a current quarter EPS of $-0.26. This consensus number is compiled by Zacks Research. For the period ending on 2017-03-31, the company reported EPS for the quarter of $-0.38. The resulting surprise factor from the difference between the reported number and the consensus estimate going into earnings was -8.57%. After a company reports earnings, the stock may see increased activity. The next earnings report date is scheduled on or near 2017-07-20.
In terms of analyst ratings, Proofpoint, Inc. (NASDAQ:PFPT) has a current ABR of 1.35. This average broker recommendation is given by Zacks using a scale from 1 to 5. According to this scale, a rating of 1 or 2 would indicate a Buy, and a rating of 4 or 5 would signify a Sell recommendation. A 3 would indicate a Hold on the stock.

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