Analyst Ratings for West Corp. (WSTC)

Updated: 2017-07-27

Analysts covering West Corp. (NASDAQ:WSTC) have given it a consensus rating of Hold. Last month, WSTC received an average rating of Hold.

6 analysts issued ratings on the stock, where 0 gave WSTC a buy rating, 0 issued an overweight rating, 5 gave a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 1 gave a sell rating. Today, there are 6 more analysts optimistic about the company future as compared with 90 days ago. Over the same time period, there has been an decrease of 1 in the number of analysts with a negative outlook on the stock.

WSTC was given price targets by several analysts. The maximum price target given was 24, implying a possible profit of 2.7 percent. The lowest price target was 22, which equates to a potential downside of -5.86 percent. Note that investment analysts can be biased in their reporting on companies's ratings and price targets.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 0 percent on average, compared to last month. That number becomes -2.2 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 upwards by 0 percent, as compared to a month ago. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 3.1 percent in FY estimates.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. During this time, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, compared to 0 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

WSTC has an estimated earnings growth rate of 19.03 percent as forecasted by analysts. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the 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, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. The PEG ratio of WSTC is 0.52.

In the trailing 52-weeks, WSTC hit 28.57 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 19.64. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 18.99 percent, and below the high by 18.2 percent. WSTC has a P/E ratio of 9.82. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The WSTC value stock report compares WSTC to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of WSTC is $1.99 billion. WSTC's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.