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.

A number of analysts gave price targets for WSTC. The maximum price target given was 24, implying potential capital gains of 2.7 percent. The lowest price target was 22, implying potential capital losses 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.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 0 percent on average, compared to last month. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is -2.2 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 0 percent, as compared to a month ago. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 3.1 percent.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 0 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, 0 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 0 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

WSTC has an estimated earnings growth rate of 19.03 percent as forecasted by analysts. 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 traded between a high of 28.57 and a low of 19.64 over the past year. Today's price is 18.99 percent above the 52-week low, and 18.2 percent below the high. 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 stock has a market capitalization of $1.99 billion. WSTC is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.