Analyst Ratings for PLDT Inc. ADR (PHI)Updated: 2017-07-29
Shares of PLDT Inc. ADR (NYSE:PHI) have received a consensus rating of Hold from Wall Street analysts. A consensus rating of Hold was previously issued for PHI last month.
Of the 15 analysts covering the stock, 5 gave it a buy rating, 0 issued an overweight rating, 4 gave a hold rating, 1 gave an underweight rating, and 5 issued a sell rating. Compared to three months ago, there has been an increase 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.
A number of analysts gave price targets for PHI. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 42, which equates to a potential upside of 24.56 percent. The lowest price target was 25.62, implying a possible loss of -24.02 percent. One must be careful with overanalyzing price targets and ratings due to possible conflicts of interest among the analysts releasing them.
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 0 percent. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised upwards by 4.15 percent, compared to last month. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 0.81 percent in FY estimates.
Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, compared to 0 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.
PHI has an estimated earnings growth rate of 36.32 percent as forecasted by analysts. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, 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, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. The PEG ratio of PHI is 0.52.
PHI has a 52-week high of 46.13 and a 52-week low of 25.50. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 32.24 percent, and 26.9 percent below the high. PHI has a P/E ratio of 18.84. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The PHI value stock report compares PHI to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $7.25 billion. PHI's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.