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 highest price target was 24, implying a possible profit of 2.7 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 22, implying potential capital losses of -5.86 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some stocks.

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. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 0 percent. 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 have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 0 analysts revised their estimates downwards. 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.

The growth rate of WSTC's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 19.03 percent. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, 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. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 18.99 percent, 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 market cap of WSTC is $1.99 billion. WSTC is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.