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 price target was 40, implying a possible loss of -17.86 percent. Many analysts are not unbiased in their coverage of stocks, including price targets and stock ratings, so care must be taken in interpreting numbers released by them.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 1.7 percent on average, compared to last month. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days 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. 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. Over the past month, 2 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. During this time, 1 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 2 analysts decreased their estimates.

PCH has an estimated earnings growth rate of 2.96 percent as forecasted by analysts. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, 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. 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 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 market cap of PCH is $1.97 billion. PCH will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.