Analyst Ratings for Dupont Fabros Technology Inc. (DFT)

Updated: 2017-07-26

An average rating of Hold has been given to Dupont Fabros Technology Inc. (NYSE:DFT) by analysts covering the stock. DFT had previously received a consensus rating of Hold a month ago.

15 analysts issued ratings on the stock, where 4 gave DFT a buy rating, 0 issued an overweight rating, 10 issued a hold rating, 0 gave an underweight rating, and 1 gave a sell rating. Over the past 90 days, the number of analysts that are bullish on the stock has decreased by 5. During this time, the number of analysts bearish on the stock has increased by 0.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for DFT. The highest price target was 68, implying potential capital gains of 11 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 49, implying potential capital losses of -20.01 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 -1.06 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is 0 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 0 percent, compared to last month. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -0.76 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 1 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 2 analysts decreased their estimates.

DFT has an estimated earnings growth rate of 77.54 percent as forecasted by analysts. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. DFT has a PEG ratio of 0.45.

DFT has a 52-week high of 66.18 and a 52-week low of 37.54. Today's price is 63.19 percent above the 52-week low, and below the high by 7.43 percent. DFT has a price/earnings ratio of 35.01. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The DFT value stock report compares DFT to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of DFT is $4.72 billion. DFT's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.