Analyst Ratings for Consolidated Communications Holdings Inc. (CNSL)

Updated: 2017-07-27

Consolidated Communications Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:CNSL) was awarded an average rating of Overweight from investment analysts following the stock. CNSL had previously received a consensus rating of Overweight a month ago.

Of the 8 analysts covering the stock, 2 gave it a buy rating, 0 gave an overweight rating, 6 gave a hold rating, 0 gave an underweight rating, and 0 gave a sell rating. Over the past 90 days, the number of analysts that are bullish on the stock has increased by 0. Meanwhile, the number of analysts pessimistic about the company has decreased by 1.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for CNSL. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 26, implying potential capital gains of 41.23 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 15, implying a possible loss of -18.52 percent. One must be careful with overanalyzing price targets and ratings due to possible conflicts of interest among the analysts releasing them.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 0 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is -23.33 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 7.78 percent. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -6.11 percent in FY estimates.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 0 analysts revised their estimates downwards. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.

CNSL has an estimated earnings growth rate of 652.84 percent as forecasted by analysts. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. CNSL has a PEG ratio of 0.43.

In the trailing 52-weeks, CNSL hit 30.23 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 17.41. Today's price is 5.74 percent above the 52-week low, and 39.1 percent lower than its 52-week high. CNSL has a P/E ratio of 278.1. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The CNSL value stock report compares CNSL to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $1.28 billion. CNSL is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.