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.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for KT. The highest price target was 19.99, implying potential capital gains of 7.47 percent. The lowest price target was 15.34, which equates to a potential downside of -17.53 percent. One must be careful with overanalyzing price targets and ratings due to possible conflicts of interest among the analysts releasing them.

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. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. Also over the last month, 0 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 0 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of KT to grow at a rate of 8.32 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. 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. KT has a PEG ratio of 1.72.

In the trailing 52-weeks, KT hit 18.82 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 13.43. 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 market cap of KT is $8.1 billion. KT is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.