Analyst Ratings for China Telecom Corp. Ltd. ADR (CHA)

Updated: 2017-07-27

An average rating of Overweight has been given to China Telecom Corp. Ltd. ADR (NYSE:CHA) by analysts covering the stock. CHA had previously received a consensus rating of Overweight a month ago.

23 analysts issued ratings on the stock, where 15 gave CHA a buy rating, 4 issued an overweight rating, 2 issued a hold rating, 1 issued an underweight rating, and 1 gave a sell rating. Today, there are 3 more analysts optimistic about the company future as compared with 90 days ago. Over the same time period, there has been an increase of 0 in the number of analysts with a negative outlook on the stock.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for CHA. The highest price target was 67.9, implying potential capital gains of 41.19 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 42.53, implying a possible loss of -11.56 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.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 0 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is 0 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 0.68 percent. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 2.68 percent.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. Over the same time period, 2 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 0 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

The growth rate of CHA's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 15.86 percent. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the 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. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. CHA has a PEG ratio of 0.94.

CHA has a 52-week high of 53.87 and a 52-week low of 45.58. Today's price is 5.51 percent above the 52-week low, and 10.73 percent below the high. CHA has a price/earnings ratio of 14.9. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The CHA value stock report compares CHA to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of CHA is $38.46 billion. CHA is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.