Analyst Ratings for Potlatch Corp. (PCH)

Updated: 2017-07-27

Shares of Potlatch Corp. (NASDAQ:PCH) have received a consensus rating of Hold from Wall Street analysts. PCH had previously received a consensus rating of Hold a month ago.

6 analysts issued ratings on the stock, where 0 gave PCH a buy rating, 1 issued an overweight rating, 3 issued a hold rating, 2 issued an underweight rating, and 0 issued a sell rating. Over the past 90 days, the number of analysts that are bullish on the stock has increased by 0. During this time, the number of analysts bearish on the stock has increased by 0.

PCH was given price targets by several analysts. The highest price target was 49, implying a possible profit of 0.62 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 40, implying a possible loss of -17.86 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some stocks.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 1.7 percent on average, compared to last month. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is 14.46 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised downwards by -0.24 percent, as compared to a month ago. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 21.98 percent.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 2 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. During this time, 1 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 2 analysts decreased their estimates.

The growth rate of PCH's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 2.96 percent. People on Wall Street often look at a company's 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. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. PCH has a PEG ratio of 8.12.

PCH has a 52-week high of 49.00 and a 52-week low of 35.38. Currently the stock is 37.65 percent higher than its low, and 0.61 percent lower than its 52-week high. PCH has a P/E ratio of 24.04. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The PCH value stock report compares PCH to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of PCH is $1.97 billion. PCH's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.