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.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for CNSL. The highest price target was 26, which equates to a potential upside of 41.23 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 15, implying a possible loss of -18.52 percent. Some investors take price targets and stock ratings with a grain of salt, knowing that some analysts can have indirect business with the stocks they cover.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 0 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is -23.33 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 7.78 percent, compared to last month. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -6.11 percent in FY estimates.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 0 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 0 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of CNSL to grow at a rate of 652.84 percent. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. The PEG ratio of CNSL is 0.43.

CNSL has a 52-week high of 30.23 and a 52-week low of 17.41. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 5.74 percent, and below the high by 39.1 percent. 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 will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.