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 most optimistic price target was 49, implying a possible profit of 0.62 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 40, implying a possible loss of -17.86 percent. One must be careful with overanalyzing price targets and ratings due to possible conflicts of interest among the analysts releasing them.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 1.7 percent. That number becomes 14.46 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. 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.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 2 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. Over the same time period, 1 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, compared to 2 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

The growth rate of PCH's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 2.96 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. 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. 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. Today's price is 37.65 percent above the 52-week low, and 0.61 percent below the high. PCH has a price/earnings 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 stock has a market capitalization of $1.97 billion. PCH will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.