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 most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 24, which equates to a potential upside of 2.7 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 22, implying potential capital losses of -5.86 percent. One must be careful with overanalyzing price targets and ratings due to possible conflicts of interest among the analysts releasing them.

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. 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, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, compared to 0 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

Analysts estimate earnings of WSTC to grow at a rate of 19.03 percent. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. WSTC has a PEG ratio of 0.52.

In the trailing 52-weeks, WSTC hit 28.57 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 19.64. Currently the stock is 18.99 percent higher than its low, and 18.2 percent below the 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 market cap of WSTC is $1.99 billion. WSTC will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.