Analyst Ratings for BT Group PLC ADR (BT)Updated: 2017-07-28
Shares of BT Group PLC ADR (NYSE:BT) have received a consensus rating of Overweight from Wall Street analysts. BT had previously received a consensus rating of Overweight a month ago.
Of the 26 analysts covering the stock, 13 gave it a buy rating, 2 gave an overweight rating, 8 issued a hold rating, 0 gave an underweight rating, and 3 gave a sell rating. Compared to three months ago, there has been an increase of 1 in the number of analysts with a positive outlook on the stock. Meanwhile, the number of analysts pessimistic about the company has increased by 1.
Investment analysts gave a few price targets for BT. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 29.22, implying potential capital gains of 40.21 percent. The minimum price target given was 15.7, implying a possible loss of -24.66 percent. Some investors take price targets and stock ratings with a grain of salt, knowing that some analysts can have indirect business with the stocks they cover.
Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 0 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is 0 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 0.55 percent. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -0.28 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 made negative revisions. During this time, 2 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.
BT has an estimated earnings growth rate of 46.55 percent as forecasted by analysts. 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. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. BT has a PEG ratio of 0.36.
BT has traded between a high of 27.83 and a low of 18.06 over the past year. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 15.39 percent, and below the high by 25.12 percent. BT has a P/E ratio of 16.56. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The BT value stock report compares BT to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $41.03 billion. BT is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.