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 most optimistic price target was 26, implying a possible profit of 41.23 percent. The lowest price target was 15, implying potential capital losses 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.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 0 percent on average, compared to last month. That number becomes -23.33 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 7.78 percent, compared to last month. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -6.11 percent.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 0 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 0 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

CNSL has an estimated earnings growth rate of 652.84 percent as forecasted by analysts. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. The PEG ratio of CNSL is 0.43.

In the last 52-weeks, CNSL has achieved a high of 30.23 and a low of 17.41. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 5.74 percent, and 39.1 percent lower than its 52-week high. CNSL has a price/earnings 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 market cap of CNSL is $1.28 billion. CNSL's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.