What the Sell-side Saying About These Stocks: Citrix Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CTXS), UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH)

According to data provided by Zacks Research, Citrix Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CTXS) has a consensus target price of $85.166 on the stock. Out of the polled analysts providing targets, the high is currently $98, while the low is resting at $62. Analyst price targets may vary depending on the individual method used to calculate the estimate.
Turning to earnings, analysts are expecting Citrix Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CTXS) to post a current quarter EPS of $0.75. This consensus number is compiled by Zacks Research. For the period ending on 2016-12-31, the company reported EPS for the quarter of $1.43. The resulting surprise factor from the difference between the reported number and the consensus estimate going into earnings was 13.49%. After a company reports earnings, the stock may see increased activity. The next earnings report date is scheduled on or near 2017-04-19.
In terms of analyst ratings, Citrix Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CTXS) has a current ABR of 2.85. 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.

According to data provided by Zacks Research, UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) has a consensus target price of $180.666 on the stock. Out of the polled analysts providing targets, the high is currently $210, while the low is resting at $145. Analyst price targets may vary depending on the individual method used to calculate the estimate.
Turning to earnings, analysts are expecting UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) to post a current quarter EPS of $2.18. This consensus number is compiled by Zacks Research. For the period ending on 2016-12-31, the company reported EPS for the quarter of $2.11. The resulting surprise factor from the difference between the reported number and the consensus estimate going into earnings was 1.93%. After a company reports earnings, the stock may see increased activity. The next earnings report date is scheduled on or near 2017-04-18.
In terms of analyst ratings, UnitedHealth Group Incorporated (NYSE:UNH) has a current ABR of 1.29. 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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