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.

Several price targets were given for KT by the analysts covering the stock. The highest price target was 19.99, implying potential capital gains of 7.47 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 15.34, implying potential capital losses 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. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised downwards by -0.7 percent, as compared to a month ago. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -1.38 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, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 0 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

The growth rate of KT's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 8.32 percent. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, 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, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. 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. Currently the stock is 38.5 percent higher than its low, and 1.17 percent below the high. KT has a price/earnings 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 stock has a market capitalization of $8.1 billion. KT will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.