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.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for PCH. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 49, implying a possible profit of 0.62 percent. The lowest price target was 40, implying a possible loss of -17.86 percent. It is crucial to not blindly accept any price targets or stock ratings, because many analysts have it in their best interest to give positive coverage of certain stocks.

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. 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, 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 made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

The growth rate of PCH's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 2.96 percent. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. 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.

PCH has traded between a high of 49.00 and a low of 35.38 over the past year. Today's price is 37.65 percent above the 52-week low, and 0.61 percent lower than its 52-week 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.