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.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for WSTC. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 24, implying potential capital gains of 2.7 percent. The lowest price target was 22, implying a possible loss of -5.86 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.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 0 percent. 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.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 0 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, compared to 0 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

The growth rate of WSTC's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 19.03 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. The PEG ratio of WSTC is 0.52.

WSTC has a 52-week high of 28.57 and a 52-week low of 19.64. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 18.99 percent, and 18.2 percent lower than its 52-week high. WSTC has a price/earnings 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 stock has a market capitalization of $1.99 billion. WSTC will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.