Consensus Price Target Updates for Square Inc (NYSE:SQ), Wright Medical Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:WMGI), Vmware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW)

For the current quarter, analysts are expecting Square Inc (NYSE:SQ) to report EPS of $-0.08. This consensus estimate is provided by Zacks Research. After the period that ended on 2016-12-31, Square Inc (NYSE:SQ) reported an EPS actual of $-0.04. The difference between the actual and estimate resulted in a surprise factor of 55.56%. The company is expected to release their next earnings report on or around 2017-05-03. Interested parties will be watching to see how company results compare to what the Street was projecting for the fiscal period.

Shares of Square Inc (NYSE:SQ) have a current ABR or average broker rating of 1.82. This consensus recommendation is also provided by Zacks Research. The recommendation falls on a scale between 1 and 5. A broker rating of 1 would translate into a Strong Buy. A rating of 5 would indicate a Strong Sell recommendation. This consensus broker rating may help shed some light on how the sell-side is currently viewing company stock.

Covering analysts often provide target price projections for company shares. The current Zacks consensus target price on shares of Square Inc (NYSE:SQ) is $16.647. The top analyst target is $21, and the lowest target is $8 on the stock. Because of the different techniques used to gauge a company target price, estimates may be quite different from one analyst to another.

According to data provided by Zacks Research, Wright Medical Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:WMGI) has a consensus target price of $31.333 on the stock. Out of the polled analysts providing targets, the high is currently $36, while the low is resting at $24. Analyst price targets may vary depending on the individual method used to calculate the estimate.
Turning to earnings, analysts are expecting Wright Medical Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:WMGI) to post a current quarter EPS of $-0.08. This consensus number is compiled by Zacks Research. For the period ending on 2016-12-31, the company reported EPS for the quarter of $-0.06. The resulting surprise factor from the difference between the reported number and the consensus estimate going into earnings was 45.45%. After a company reports earnings, the stock may see increased activity. The next earnings report date is scheduled on or near 2017-05-03.
In terms of analyst ratings, Wright Medical Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:WMGI) has a current ABR of 1.53. 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.

During the most recent trading session, Vmware, Inc. (NYSE:VMW) shares traded -1.426%. Tracking the stock price in relation to moving averages may provide enhanced perspective on stock performance. After a recent look, the stock has been seen trading $1.269 off of the 50-day moving average of $91.962 and $8.431 separated from the 200-day moving average of $84.800. Taking a further look from a different perspective, the stock has been recently recorded -1.676% off of the 52-week high of 94.820 and +71.255% apart from the 52-week low of 54.440. Monitoring stock price activity relative to moving averages and the highs and lows for the past year might help with future stock price value assessment. 

Price Target in Focus

While monitoring stock technicals is important, most investors are more concerned with where the stock might be going now.  Equity research analysts have provided views on where they believe the stock will be trading in the future. According to Thomson Reuters, sell-side analysts are projecting a consensus target price of $95.110 on company shares. This is a near-term estimate for the next 12-18 months.

Currently, Vmware, Inc. Common stock, Clas has a price to earnings ratio of 33.560. Analysts and investors may also opt to evaluate a company's PEG or price to earnings growth ratio. The stock currently has a PEG Ratio of 0.000.

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