Analyst Ratings for KT Corp. ADR (KT)

Updated: 2017-07-29

Shares of KT Corp. ADR (NYSE:KT) have received a consensus rating of Overweight from Wall Street analysts. About 30 days ago, KT was issued an average rating of Buy.

Of the 23 analysts covering the stock, 14 gave it a buy rating, 5 gave an overweight rating, 4 gave a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 0 issued a sell rating. Compared to three months ago, there has been an decrease of 3 in the number of analysts with a positive outlook on the stock. During this time, the number of analysts bearish on the stock has increased by 0.

KT was given price targets by several analysts. The maximum price target given was 19.99, implying potential capital gains of 7.47 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 15.34, implying a possible loss of -17.53 percent. Some investors take price targets and stock ratings with a grain of salt, knowing that some analysts can have indirect business with the stocks they cover.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates upwards for this quarter, by about 0 percent on average, compared to last month. 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 downwards by -0.7 percent. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -1.38 percent.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 0 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.

The growth rate of KT's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 8.32 percent. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. KT has a PEG ratio of 1.72.

KT has traded between a high of 18.82 and a low of 13.43 over the past year. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 38.5 percent, and below the high by 1.17 percent. KT has a P/E ratio of 14.32. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The KT value stock report compares KT to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of KT is $8.1 billion. KT will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.