Analyst Ratings for Piedmont Office Realty Trust Inc. Cl A (PDM)

Updated: 2017-07-26

Piedmont Office Realty Trust Inc. Cl A (NYSE:PDM) was awarded an average rating of Hold from investment analysts following the stock. PDM had previously received a consensus rating of Hold a month ago.

A buy rating was issued by 0 analysts, 0 issued an overweight rating, 5 gave a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 0 gave a sell rating. Today, there are 0 more analysts optimistic about the company future as compared with 90 days ago. Over the same time period, there has been an increase of 0 in the number of analysts with a negative outlook on the stock.

A number of analysts gave price targets for PDM. The maximum price target given was 23, implying potential capital gains of 10.68 percent. The minimum price target given was 21, implying potential capital losses of 1.06 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some stocks.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 0 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is 14.29 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 24.65 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, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. Over the same time period, 2 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.

The growth rate of PDM's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 1796.96 percent. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, 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, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. The PEG ratio of PDM is 0.12.

PDM has traded between a high of 23.08 and a low of 18.61 over the past year. Today's price is 11.66 percent above the 52-week low, and 9.97 percent lower than its 52-week high. PDM has a P/E ratio of 224.41. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The PDM value stock report compares PDM to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of PDM is $3.02 billion. PDM will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.