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.

A number of analysts gave price targets for PCH. The highest price target was 49, implying a possible profit of 0.62 percent. The minimum price target given was 40, implying potential capital losses of -17.86 percent. Note that investment analysts can be biased in their reporting on companies's ratings and price targets.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 1.7 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is 14.46 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed downwards by -0.24 percent. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 21.98 percent in FY estimates.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 2 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 0 analysts revised their estimates downwards. During this time, 1 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 2 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

PCH has an estimated earnings growth rate of 2.96 percent as forecasted by analysts. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. The PEG ratio of PCH is 8.12.

In the trailing 52-weeks, PCH hit 49.00 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 35.38. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 37.65 percent, and below the high by 0.61 percent. 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 will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.