Analyst Ratings for DCT Industrial Trust Inc. (DCT)

Updated: 2017-07-26

Analysts covering DCT Industrial Trust Inc. (NYSE:DCT) have given it a consensus rating of Overweight. DCT had previously received a consensus rating of Overweight a month ago.

4 analysts declared DCT a buy, 1 gave an overweight rating, 9 gave a hold rating, 0 gave an underweight rating, and 0 gave a sell rating. Today, there are 1 more analysts optimistic about the company future as compared with 90 days ago. During this time, the number of analysts bearish on the stock has increased by 0.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for DCT. The maximum price target given was 63, implying a possible profit of 11.5 percent. The lowest price target was 51, implying potential capital losses of -9.73 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 0.85 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 0 percent, as compared to a month ago. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 0.63 percent in FY estimates.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. Over the past month, 2 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 2 analysts made negative revisions. During this time, 2 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 2 analysts decreased their estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of DCT to grow at a rate of 213.19 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. 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. DCT has a PEG ratio of 0.34.

In the last 52-weeks, DCT has achieved a high of 56.73 and a low of 42.96. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 31.52 percent, and 0.41 percent below the high. DCT has a price/earnings ratio of 72.44. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The DCT value stock report compares DCT to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of DCT is $5.13 billion. DCT is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.