Comparison To Peers: Cousins Properties Incorporated (CUZ), Citrix Systems, Inc. (CTXS)

Cousins Properties Incorporated (NYSE:CUZ) shares were trading higher by 0.22 percent ($0.02) at $9.18 a piece in Wednesday’s session. It had closed the previous session at $9.16. CUZ trades with a P/S ratio of 8.28. This is lower than the industry’s 10.79 but higher compared with the wider sector’s 6.05. A low price-to-sales ratio, typically less than 1.0, is considered a good value. Also, it has an estimated price-earnings (P/E) multiple of 83.45 and a trailing 12-month price-earnings (P/E) multiple of 15.75. Shares of CUZ have downtrended -0.11% in the past three months, while the S&P 500 has moved -7.64% in that time. Cousins Properties Incorporated (CUZ) has a market cap of $3.86 billion and over the last 12 months, Cousins Properties Incorporated (NYSE:CUZ) has gone stronger by 11.54%. During the last 52 weeks, the (NYSE:CUZ) price has been as high as $9.59 and as low as $7.81. Cousins Properties Incorporated earnings have risen with an annualized rate of 16.7% over the last 5 years.

Cousins Properties Incorporated (CUZ) Consensus Recommendation

The collective rating of 2.2 for Cousins Properties Incorporated (NYSE:CUZ) also leans strongly towards the neutral end of the spectrum. Of the 6 analysts surveyed by Reuters that track CUZ 2 of them rate its stock a hold. The other 4, though not evenly; between analysts who think you should buy Cousins Properties Incorporated versus those who think you should sell it. A 4 analysts rate it as either a buy or a strong buy, while0 believe that investors should either steer clear of CUZ or, if they already own its stock, sell it.

Is Citrix Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CTXS) Cheap From Peers?

Citrix Systems, Inc. (CTXS) pulled off a 0.22 percent gain and now trades for $87.39. CTXS comes in with a P/S ratio of 4.42 that’s greater than 1, potentially implying that it could be expensive relative to the overall sector (2.66) and its peers (5.64). Also, it has an estimated price-earnings (P/E) multiple of 18.23 and a trailing 12-month price-earnings (P/E) multiple of 27.11. During the last 52 weeks, the price has been as high as $88.96 and as low as $69.21. Citrix Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CTXS) earnings have risen with a quarterly rate of 9.2% over the last 5 years. Shares of CTXS have increased 15.96% in the past three monthswhile the S&P 500 has gained 5.87% in that time.

Citrix Systems, Inc. (Price Objective: $85.56)

Citrix Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CTXS) has a market cap of $13.07 billion and over the last 12 months, CTXS has risen by 25.25%. The average 1-year price target for (CTXS) reveals an average price target of $85.56 per share. That’s a potential -2.09 fall from where (NASDAQ:CTXS) has been trading recently. There are brokerage firms with lower targets than the average, including one setting a price target of $60. And then on the other side of the spectrum one analyst entrenched in the bullish camp has a target as high as $109.

Analyst Thoughts About Citrix Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CTXS)

The consensus recommendation — averaging the work of 21 analysts — of 2.5 for Citrix Systems, Inc. (CTXS) points to moderate case. Of the analysts surveyed by Reuters that track Citrix Systems, Inc. 10 of them rate its stock a hold. The other 11 are split, though not evenly, between analysts who think you should buy its stock versus those who think you should sell it. A 9 analysts rate it as either a buy or a strong buy, while 2 believe that investors should either steer clear of (NASDAQ:CTXS) or, if they already own its stock, sell it.