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.
Several price targets were given for BT by the analysts covering the stock. The most optimistic price target was 29.22, implying a possible profit of 40.21 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 15.7, implying potential capital losses of -24.66 percent. One must be careful with overanalyzing price targets and ratings due to possible conflicts of interest among the analysts releasing them.
In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 0 percent. That number becomes 0 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 0.55 percent. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -0.28 percent.
Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 0 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 0 analysts revised their estimates downwards. During this time, 2 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, compared to 0 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.
Analysts estimate earnings of BT to grow at a rate of 46.55 percent. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. BT has a PEG ratio of 0.36.
BT has a 52-week high of 27.83 and a 52-week low of 18.06. Currently the stock is 15.39 percent higher than its low, and below the high by 25.12 percent. BT has a price/earnings 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's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.