Focus on Pegasystems Inc. (NASDAQ:PEGA)


Shares of Pegasystems, Inc. (NASDAQ:PEGA) have moved 45.93%% so far this year and they are now 104.79% from where they were around this time last year.

Over the last six months the stock has moved 61.29%, while it has moved 31.34%% over the last quarter. Over the last week and the last one month, the stock has moved 13.51% and 19.59%, respectively.

The Barchart Technical Opinion rating is a 100% Buy and ranks in the Top 1% of all short term signal directions. Longer term, the trend strength is in the Top 1%. Long term indicators fully support a continuation of the trend.

Recently, Pegasystems, Inc. (NASDAQ:PEGA) announced it has been named a leader in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for CRM Customer Engagement Center (1) report. This marks the eighth consecutive year Gartner has named Pega a leader in this report.

Studying the stock’s moving averages shows its 20-Day Simple Moving Average to be $15.38% while 50-Day Simple Moving Average is $18.76% and 200-Day Simple Moving Average is $47.54%.

The stock has declined to a low of $28.92% over the last 50 days and jumped to a high of $10.18% over the same period. However, the stock’s price range over the last 12 months is a high of $10.18% and a low of $115.60%.

Analysts tracking Pegasystems, Inc. have an average recommendation of 2.00 on its stock. For clarity, recommendation of 1 implies STRONG BUY, 3 implies HOLD and 5 implies SELL.

The stock is currently trading at $52.50, but it should be trading at $46.80 by the end of the next 12 months according to analysts. The current stock price implies the company has a dividend yield of 0.23%.

The stock’s average volume, which is the average of three months, is 319.16K, while its relative volume is 9.97.

Insiders own 52.60% of Pegasystems, Inc., while institutional investors own 44.70% of the company.

Of the company?s 76.56M shares outstanding, 36.14M are free float. Of the floating shares, 4.39% have been sold short and that brings short ratio to 4.97.

Pegasystems, Inc. reported EPS for the last fiscal year and the current year?s EPS is expected to increase -26.30% over the previous year’s EPS.

The company’s next earnings date is scheduled for May 10/a.

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