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 maximum price target given was 29.22, implying potential capital gains of 40.21 percent. The lowest price target was 15.7, implying a possible loss of -24.66 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.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 0 percent. That number becomes 0 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 0.55 percent, compared to last month. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -0.28 percent in FY estimates.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, 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 made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

BT has an estimated earnings growth rate of 46.55 percent as forecasted by analysts. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. The PEG ratio of BT is 0.36.

BT has traded between a high of 27.83 and a low of 18.06 over the past year. Currently the stock is 15.39 percent higher than its low, and 25.12 percent lower than its 52-week high. 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 will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.