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.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for CHA. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 67.9, which equates to a potential upside of 41.19 percent. The minimum price target given was 42.53, implying potential capital losses of -11.56 percent. Note that investment analysts can be biased in their reporting on companies's ratings and price targets.

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. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 0.68 percent. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 2.68 percent in FY estimates.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. 0 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. 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.

CHA has an estimated earnings growth rate of 15.86 percent as forecasted by analysts. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, even though it may be more relevant to compare the ratio to that of a firm's competitors. CHA has a PEG ratio of 0.94.

In the last 52-weeks, CHA has achieved a high of 53.87 and a low of 45.58. Today's price is 5.51 percent above the 52-week low, and below the high by 10.73 percent. CHA has a P/E 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 stock has a market capitalization of $38.46 billion. CHA will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.